31 posts tagged "Target"
Target’s newest megastore opens its doors in Harlem later this month, so to celebrate its new home, the brand tapped a few designers to create limited-edition, Harlem-centric items, a portion of the profits from which will go to neighborhood causes of their choosing. Isabel and Ruben Toledo contributed swimwear and cover-ups (Isabel-designed and Ruben-illustrated), like the graphic bikini and beach towel, above. (“El Museo,” perched atop the towel-lady’s coif, stands in for the collection’s beneficiary—El Museo del Barrio.) Designer Stephen Burrows designed brightly color-blocked dresses, and chef Marcus Samuelsson, whose new restaurant, Red Rooster, is slated to open in Harlem this fall, had a hand in fruit- and- vegetable-print potholders and kitchen accessories (the latter two to benefit libraries in local schools).
Isabel and Ruben Toledo for Target towel, $24.99, and bikini top and bottom, $17.99 each, available July 25 at Target, 517 E. 117 St., NYC, (212) 835-0860, and beginning August 1 at www.target.com.
Target’s next conquest: Mulberry. The English label will create bags for the mass retailer, which will debut on October 10. [WWD]
A quick word from Jil Sander (the woman, not the brand): Her signature style is “pure,” please, not “minimal,” which “can be very empty.” Noted! [Hint Mag]
Tyra Banks made waves when she announced she’s re-signed with IMG (though, she cautions, for endorsements more than modeling; “don’t expect to see me at any go-sees”), and now her agency Polaroids have surfaced. Future ANTM contestants, consider these poses your homework. [Fashionologie]
And speaking of models, the Times heads for rural Brazil with model scout Alisson Chornak as he hunts for the next Gisele. Meanwhile, some Brazilians are wondering why the Brazilian look is so often identified with and exported as light-eyed, straight-haired blondes, when more and more darker-skinned actresses and models are finding success at home. Lais Ribeiro (pictured), could this be your moment? [NYT]
Zac Posen’s new collection with Target is aimed at a younger girl—the designer describes it as “the best summer of a girl’s life”—so when the time came to make a little video teasing the range, he called one up. Posen and Gia Coppola—who also lensed the recent Opening Ceremony teaser video—first met when Posen traveled to L.A. for a trunk show; Coppola, then 14, and her friend Natalie Love (the daughter of Teen Vogue‘s Lisa Love) showed him around the city. Now 23, Coppola is trying her hand at the family business—and not the winemaking one. “She’s going to be the next Coppola force to be reckoned with,” Posen insists. “They just genetically, aesthetically, have something—they’re able to capture magic.”
Coppola shot the nouvelle girl group the Like—friends of hers since high school—primping for a show and then performing one of their songs. “We looked at old Beatles footage of them in their hotel room,” she related by phone from L.A. Posen was feeling the behind-the-music vibe, too. “There’s a really nice Jim Morrison quality in the movie—all the psychedelic lights,” he said, ticking off X’s Exene Cervenka and Lou Reed as a few of the collection’s muses. The Like, for their part, will be on hand to perform at Posen’s 24-hour Target pop-up store and party next week, when, in true rock ‘n’ roll fashion, the bash won’t end until long after sunrise. Is Posen ready for an all-nighter? “I do 24-hour days at least eight times a year for my shows,” he said. “Adding one more is really no skin off my back.”
Liberty of London is coming to Target with menswear, women’s apparel, a kid’s line, a home collection, and pet accessories. OK, that last one was a joke, but with this all-encompassing lineup, you and yours could be living in floral come March. [WWD]
Cintra Wilson falls hard for Burlap, a sweetly seductive Cobble Hill boutique with a man scent that she imagines wears “a leopard-skin Tarzan Speedo” and will “drag [her] back eventually.” Get there quick before she scoops up all the goodies. [NYT]
If all goes according to plan, the tents at Bryant Park will be going out with a bang. February’s fashion week schedule—the last for Bryant Park—hopes to match last season’s 299 runway shows and presentations. To avoid the teeming masses, we recommend getting to shows very, very early, or very, very late. [WWD]
An overly large version of Chelsea Clinton’s head has already been awkwardly Photoshopped onto several prospective wedding dresses. Should she choose the chiffon cloud from Vera Wang? Or the short and sassy Oscar de la Renta? We can’t say, because we are totally overwhelmed by that head… [HuffPo]
Jean Paul Gaultier for Target: confirmed. Items for the store’s third Designer Collaboration, which is different from Go International (McQueen and Sui did the former, Rodarte and everyone else the latter), will be available in March. Gaultier’s muse is American pop culture; we may get a mass-market cone bra yet. [WWD]
First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear on Leno this Friday (OK, via satellite). Note to producers: We will not be happy if we can only see the top half of her outfit. [NY Post]
Agyness Deyn has been spending time away from us to become an actress, and—voilà!—she is. Her first role doesn’t sound like much, but even British modeling royalty have to start somewhere. [Page Six]
Tilda Swinton‘s wardrobe for her new film I Am Love is all Jil Sander, all the time. [WWD]
Chanel‘s barnyard threesome will be immortalized by the Kaiser in a photo shoot in Buenos Aires. We’re only assuming it’s the threesome, since usual suspects Freja Beha Erichsen and Baptiste Giabiconi will be there, along with newcomer Claudia Schiffer. Not a bad replacement for Lara Stone. [WWD]