NEW YORK — Amar’e Stoudemire is running about 20 minutes late for a design meeting with Rachel Roy. The New York Knicks star is stuck at ESPN, looking to wrap up an interview before he puts on his other creative hat — that of design collaborator with Roy and her secondary Rachel Rachel Roy line for fall.
When Stoudemire finally walks through the glass doors of Roy’s Broadway offices, he looks dapper in his slim-fit attire. Few things would give away his basketball superstar status were it not for his 6-foot, 10-inch frame. Shortly after his arrival, that becomes a major focus when a couple of female executives of The Jones Group, which owns a 50 percent stake in Rachel Roy IP Co. and oversees the secondary line, angle to be photographed with Stoudemire, demonstratively kicking off their high heels to make a point of his height — or perhaps the lack of theirs — for the photo.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"