Armed with a gluegun and $87, Courtney Prince created her first accessories and set out to sell them from a card table on a SOHO sidewalk. Within days, an experiment that had started on a dare turned into traffic jams for pedestrians. Of course, the current
success of the children’s and adult brands Courtney has founded are a result of seeds planted long before that informal launch.
Courtney's first foray into fashion came via designing her own outfits for competitive figure skating meets. She quickly developed a love for the pageantry and costumes, and the ways both empowered her to find her own voice and aesthetic. This experience, combined with the work ethic developed by a decade of 5:00 AM skating practice, laid the groundwork for what is now a world-renowned fashion house.
While planning her own wedding, Courtney innovated on an established aesthetic that quickly found popularity among celebrities, royalty, style icons and even a few astronauts. The result of more than a decade of study, she is deeply attuned to the specific needs (and occasional quirks) of ceremonial fashion and adornment.
Her work has been widely featured in publications like Vogue, InStyle, and Elle, in news outlets like The Wall Street Journal and NBC's Today Show, and on red carpets from Fashion Week to the Met Gala.
Raised on the West Coast and refined on the East, Courtney Prince & The House of Petunia are headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, with VIP client services offered from our flagship center in Los Angeles, CA. We proudly employ independent artisans and seamstresses around the world, and have built a production process with the goal of fostering the talents of like-minded women and working mothers.