Daytime TV icon Katherine Kelly Lang was all smiles last night as she welcomed her guests at the newly opened Benheart in Beverly Hills just a day after the official ribbon cutting by Italian Consul General Silvia Chiave on December 16th.
Carrie Ann Inaba, LATF's Publisher Michele Elyzabeth, Katherine Kelly Lang
This marks Benheart's first storefront in the US and the launch of their website. Located on Santa Monica Boulevard just off Rodeo Drive, the boutique is the culmination of a partnership with Katherine Kelly Lang, Dominique Zoida, and Benheart’s founder, Hicham Benmbarek Sheraian (Ben).
Benheart’s Beverly Hills store showcases the beautiful luxury Italian leather pieces designed by Ben, and offered in America for the very first time. Katherine, Dominique and Ben presided over the grand opening to unveil unique jackets, shoes, belts, wallets and other leather goods -- from the heart of Florence to the heart of Beverly Hills.
“It is a dream come true to be in Beverly Hills/Hollywood with Katherine. We have the best support we could ever have hoped for, she is a well-respected star here and in Italy, and she is the most amazing human…the hardest working woman, actress, and friend," said Ben.
Katherine Kelly Lang, Hicham Benmbarek Sheraian and Silvia Chiave (Italy's Consul General)
“Nobody works from the heart like Ben, and that is why I decided to invest in the brand,” said Katherine. “I am thrilled to open the first Benheart store in the US, with many more to come," she added.
Obba Babatunde, Kim Matula and Jennifer Gareis, Don Diamont
Katherine’s co-stars of the Bold & the Beautiful and CBS’ sister show, The Young and the Restless, came out to support her in this new venture, including Lauralee Bell, Katrina Bowden, Sharon Case, Tamera Clatterbuck, Don Diamont, Jennifer Gareis, Courtney Hope, Ashley Jones, and Kim Matula. Among the guests who celebrated the evening were Obba Babatundé, Kurt Caceres, Carrie Ann Inaba, Frank Stallone, Robert Trujillo, Chloe Trujillo, and many more.
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Beverly Hills, California