Hellessy is an American womenswear label founded in 2012 by designer Sylvie Millstein. The label was borne out of a need for functional eveningwear that can also be worn in the day by the contemporary cosmopolitan women. The result is an extensive collection that comprises staple pieces that double up as day and night wear. Shapes are elegant and feminine with a distinct edge. Draping features throughout the collection of dresses (from shift dresses to the little black Larisa dress) for a flattering fit.