About Carole McClellan Atelier:Carole McClellan is an American designer who is noted for her use of leathers and repurposed fur. She began her career professionally in the late 1970’s when she moved to Seattle from the Sun Valley, Idaho area to be discovered by Ann Wilson of Heart for whom she designed and fabricated memorable and much photographed rock and roll looks. Her work has been sold in stores such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Mario’s Seattle. Her signature designs of men’s and women’s collections are based on popular culture under her own label, selling to private clients and doing design for music and film including Toni Collette, Tom Hanks, Chris Cornell, Priscilla Presley as well as many other celebrities.
In 2003, Carole became the first American designer invited to exhibit at the Young Designers Pavilion at Le Cuir a Paris. She was the winning designer of “The Independent Designer Runway” at the Bellevue Collection in 2012.
In the spring of 2014, Carole will launch Sovereign, her leather and cashmere fashion basics line for women and men, available to order by appointment at her studio. She also produces a line of leather accessories, Wine Gloves™, fashionable covers for Chardonnay, Bordeaux and Champagne wine bottles. Seasonally, Carole is available for original, made-to-measure couture leather and fur garments and fur restyling.