Have you heard of Restoration of the Monarchy? No? Maybe? Sort of?
Well if you’re sticking to no, let me fill you in: Dubbed “ROM” by the powers that be, Restoration of the Monarchy was a much hyped but not so much actually *worn about* denim and t-shirt line headed up by furniture mogul and interior designer Eric Villency–a former model and socialite, who once dated beauty magnate Olivia Chantecaille, and is currently married to the Fox New Live Host Kimberly Guilfoyle (ex-wife of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome…)
The line, which featured sexy short jumpers and adorable sailor pants, for whatever reason, just didn’t really pop. It was supposed to retail in places like Scoop and Intermix, and probably did for about 5 minutes, but I never personally never saw it there. I’m not exactly sure why ROM never panned out because, honestly, the whole thing was pretty vibey with a layed back ’70’s feel and Villency himself is loaded with great style and connections in the fashion community to boot. Check out the website at www.restorationofthemonarchy.com for the entire feeling of the brand including a fab ad campaign, and the gorgeous Julia Restoin-Roitfeld (daughter of French Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld) working it as the collections model and face.
Recently, since we had not seen anything from ROM in about a year or more, we at DenimBlog requested an interview and update, asking Mr. Villency himself to comment on what was up next for the denim line–what we could expect to see in the seasons to come.
Unfortunately, though, the future for ROM is unclear. The team at ROM comments that, ” we are in a period of transition and Restoration of the Monarchy is in contract to be sold and will have new ownership soon.”
I guess furniture and denim don’t mix afterall…