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TRACEY TEAMS UP: Tracey Ross, the Los Angeles boutique pioneer who shuttered her iconic store on Sunset Plaza at the end of last year, is teaming up with noted cosmetic surgeon Dr. Fran Ryan to design clothing with philanthropic flair.
Ryan, who’s had a Beverly Hills practice for 15 years, is collaborating with Ross to design a collection of California surf-inspired casual and activewear that will be sold to benefit underprivileged and inner-city youth through Ryan’s charitable foundation, Bony Pony Ranch. The foundation supports a working ranch in Malibu with horses and other animals, where underprivileged youngsters stay. Kids benefited by the foundation will participate in the design process for the new line.
Ryan already has some Bony Pony Ranch apparel — with a logo drawn for Ryan by the late legendary animator Joe Barbera — that supports the ranch and is sold at Lisa Kline’s stores, but is looking to expand a more fashion-forward line.
Ross, who said she’s had numerous business offers to use her name since December, hasn’t been idle since closing her boutique — she’s consulting for Stella McCartney’s Los Angeles store and is active with a number of local charities.
Ryan is staying busy, too. He’s collaborating with brow guru Anastasia Soare and has plans to open a medi-spa near his office with a focus on the use of Zerona, a new “lipo-laser” that emulsifies body fat and is becoming wildly popular with the Hollywood set.