But her heavy partying stopped after she became pregnant in 2009—and she’s been largely out of the limelight since then.
Al-Fayed, who is notoriously tight-lipped with the press, refused to reveal the identity of her baby’s father.
(She has been linked to Brandon “Greasy Bear” Davis, the former boyfriend of Paris Hilton, British boy-bander Lee Ryan, and guitarist Johnny Borrell.) It has since been reported that the father is 30-year-old real-estate mogul Mohamed Esreb.
After Al-Fayed spent a year under the radar, it sends a strong message that she is returning now with her first official foray into fashion.
“They’re clothes for girls who want to look polished and sexy but not too sexy, stylish but not fashion victims, respectable but not middle-aged,” says Catherine Ostler, former editor of Tatler magazine.
“You could meet your future mother-in-law in one of [Issa’s dresses] and she wouldn’t think you were a flapper.”Helayel presented her first runway collection during London Fashion Week in 2003, and has since become the go-to designer for some of London’s most fashionable girls.
“But from what I can see, they’ve kept their heads down and are just trying to keep up with demand.”That should all change now that Camilla Al-Fayed is in charge.
Camilla has had little concrete experience in the fashion world.When Middleton wore a blue Issa dress to announce her engagement to Prince William in November, it sold out within 24 hours.