Last summer, Tracy Feith was everywhere: On Michelle Obama, in Target and at the Montauk Surf Lodge.
This season, we can’t seem to find the label. The designer’s New York and Los Angeles boutiques have closed, his Web site is down, and we can’t find any stores stocking Spring/Summer 2010 pieces. There was a big warehouse sale in January, but other than that, we haven’t heard from the label in about a year. We’ve tried to contact his partner, Susan Winget, but the email bounced back.
Our friend who runs Mrs-O.org, a blog that follows the style of MObama, tried the same–to no avail.
While we’re pretty sure Feith’s label hasn’t shuttered altogether–we’re told that he’s doing some pieces for the Montauk Surf Lodge’s shop this summer–it’s veered quite far off the radar. With so much buzz in 2009, it’s a strange time to lay low. Unfortunately, sometimes great press and marketing isn’t enough to keep a business alive. (See Maria Pinto for proof.)
Know anything more about what’s up with Tracy’s business? Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.