Alice + Olivia is one of the most fascinating brands of recent years. Based in New York with Stacey Bendet at the helm, it was launched in Barneys in 2002 and is currently sold in over fifty countries. Alice + Olivia's first collection was first presented to a crowd of fashion industry professionals and celebrities in 2002 at the Russian Tea Room, a "just pants" collection that introduced the label's distinctive low waist pants in bright colors and funky style. The brand's most famous fans include many stars: Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry, Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dakota Fanning, Heidi Klum, Anne Hathaway, Eva Longoria and Megan Fox.;.