Shawl like Jessica Simpson wore in NEwlyweds

Jessica Simpson regularly wears the crocheted, hand-knitted shawls. Paris Hilton donned one of her dresses. And now supermodel Heidi Klum, current host of Bravo’s Project Runway and Victoria’s Secret model, has been turning heads in a new top from The Gladiator Line by former Argentinean model-turned-designer Cecilia De Bucourt.

“Our product is cool, sexy, and easy to wear,” says De Bucourt, who now lives in New York City. “The Gladiator Line is unique because you can wear it basically with anything, and at any event. You will look glamorous either way.”

The Gladiator Top can be worn with jeans or a skirt. It’s a stretch cotton jersey, comfortable and sexy with metallic stud embroidery in front and back.

“Heidi Klum got the same top in two different colors,” says De Bucourt.

De Bucourt says she’s most creative when working with hand-painted fabrics and embroidery. She says she honed those skills while studying at FIT, the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Her sense of style is influenced by music and dance. De Bucourt's dresses feature romantic layers with raw edge chiffon and tulle. She pairs many of her skirts with sexy corset tops that feature puzzle motifs, lacing or tie-die appeal.

In general, her clothing line has a distinct flair because it beautifully blends elegance with playfulness.

The Gladiator Top ranges from $168-$188.

De Bucourt’s fashions can be found in boutiques like Intermix, Barneys, Atrium, On My Own, Ron Herman, Tracy Ross, Oxygen and also directly on her Web site,

When Jessica Simpson wore De Bucourt’s muli-colored shawls on Simpson’s MTV reality show Newlyweds, shawl production tripled.

About Cecilia De Bucourt: Cecilia De Bucourt is the former model from Argentina who has 14 years experience as a model working for the biggest world designers and magazines. She’s now a fashion designer living in New York City. Through her company, CDB Inc., she brings new and creative products to the market place.

Interview Requests: Cecilia De Bucourt is available for television, radio or newspaper interviews.

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