Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger and amfAR honoree Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger and amfAR honoree Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images for amfAR)

Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger burst onto the fashion scene as a young model gracing covers and working around the world. A true jetsetter, her extensive travels—from Milan to Paris, London, and more—have given Ocleppo Hilfiger an appreciation for fashion textiles, handbagand shoe materials, and the entire design process.

This passion led to her founding her namesake brand, Dee Ocleppo, a line of affordable luxury goods. With Dee Ocleppo, she strives to fill a gap in the market by offering luxurious items, such as artisan-made leather handbags and shoes, with silk scarves, pajamas, and cashmere knitwear. Her sights are set on further expanding into a global lifestyle brand. In addition to its own website, the brand’s pieces are currently available in the most cutting-edge retailers—Farfetch, The Webster, and Saks. Dee Ocleppo will be broadening its retail presence further this year.

In addition to designing Dee Ocleppo, she also serves as Creative Director of Judith Leiber. She and her husband, Tommy Hilfiger, share seven children between them, three of which have been diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder. Passionate about philanthropy, Ocleppo Hilfiger is an outspoken advocate for several Autism organizations and serves on the board of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), and Glam4Good, an empowering non-profit that helps uplift those in need through fashion and beauty.