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Lele Sadoughi Debuts an Accessories Collection with The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, NY – Lele Sadoughi, the quintessential accessories brand known for its whimsical and joyful designs, joins forces with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to release a 33-piece collection just in time for summer.

Marking Lele Sadoughi’s first collaboration in the arts, the offering comprises hair accessories, jewelry, handbags and more. Each design was inspired by renowned works of art in the Museum interpreted through Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Lisa ‘Lele’ Sadoughi’s unique lens. The introductory range, called the Masterpiece Collection (Volume 1), includes references to works by Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Lele Sadoughi’s iconic headbands are the focal point of the line, featuring designs inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Cypresses, Edgar Degas’ The Dance Class and Claude Monet’s Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies, among others.

“Working alongside The Metropolitan Museum of Art for our inaugural Met x Lele Sadoughi collaboration has truly been an honor. I believe The Met is the most iconic and beloved New York art institution. I have been fortunate to roam the hallways for decades, and most recently, have taken my kids to visit my favorite pieces of art. I always find myself wandering into the galleries that house the nineteenth century European paintings. For our first Met x Lele Sadoughi collaboration, I have selected six treasured artists represented in The Met: Cezanne, Degas, Kilmt, Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to interpret masterpieces into wearable, three-dimensional art. From hand-enameled, sculptural water lily earrings, to hand-sewn silk floral belts and bags, and screenprinted headbands with still life images, famed ballerinas, and skylines with hand-sewn pearl cloud formations and clusters of crystals, I believe we have created our most collectible collection to date.” – Lele Sadoughi

“Collaborations are most successful when they are supported by a personal connection to art in the Museum, and The Met x Lele Sadoughi epitomizes that. Lele’s passion for The Met is evident in every aspect of the project, and her carefully chosen embellishments call attention to the details that make the original works of art so beloved. Her attention-grabbing designs are sure to spark conversation about 5,000 years of art and we look forward to exploring works across The Met’s 19 curatorial departments for future collections.” – Josh Romm, Head of Global Licensing and Partnerships at The Met

The Met x Lele Sadoughi collaboration, which ranges in price from $55 to $200 and includes select styles for kids, will be available to shop on and in Lele Sadoughi stores. Hair accessories will also be available for purchase at The Met Store and online at

About Lele Sadoughi
Lisa ‘Lele’ Sadoughi is known as the “headband queen” and “embellished artist” of her time. With an impressive roster working under the helm of Rebecca Taylor, Ippolita and Tory Burch, she notably launched the first ever J. Crew costume jewelry collection. She decided to launch her eponymous brand in 2012 in New York City focusing on accessories. The product assortment now includes 15 categories and is growing. She accessorizes everyone from Kate Middleton, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, and Zendaya, and is regularly covered in Vogue, New York Times, WWD and Harper’s Bazaar. Lele Sadoughi can be found at our flagship stores in Dallas, New York City and Newport Beach, as well as leading retailers worldwide.

About The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens—businessmen and financiers as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day—who wanted to create a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. Today, The Met displays tens of thousands of objects covering 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in two iconic sites in New York City: The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online. Since its founding, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

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