AS THE HOLIDAY SEASON APPROACHES, designer David Meister’s new holiday and resort collections may make a timely addition to your wardrobe. He designs with one important item in mind: fit.
The Ohio-born, Los Angeles-based designer is known for sophisticated, beautiful, body-conscious women’s wear. His list of devotees is starry, lengthy and multigenerational: Sophia Bush, Fergie, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Diane Lane, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Demi Lovato, Jane Lynch, Amy Poehler, Queen Latifah, Octavia Spencer, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara and Sigourney Weaver, among others.
This season, the 55-year-old Meister has designed a dress for every holiday occasion — daytime holiday luncheon; elegant winter gown; or glitzy New Year’s Eve cocktail dress. His 2018 resort collection includes day dresses, cocktail dresses and gowns.
Meister has a philanthropic side, as well. He’s a long-standing member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, a nonprofit trade association, and an ambassador for Dress for Success, the international nonprofit that helps women achieve economic independence.
Meister has been honored at Fashion for Life, a benefit for Friendly House in Los Angeles, which helps women recover from drug and alcohol addiction and as a Susan G. Komen Men in Pink Ties event in 2011.