LOS ANGELES — Kate Walsh is best known for playing Dr. Addison Montgomery, the epitome of a juicy role in TV land: the brilliant, beautiful ex-wife of “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey, aka Dr. McDreamy, and the ex-lover of rival hunk Eric Dane, aka Dr. McSteamy. Two years later, Walsh got her own-spin-off, “Private Practice,” in which she continues to play the elegant, endearingly flawed fertility specialist at the center of her own universe.
So it’s no surprise that the 43-year-old actress has spent the last year cooking up her own beauty concept, financing her own company and devising a viral marketing plan that includes self-written, directed and produced Web commercials that star, of course, Kate Walsh.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)