MILAN — Renée Zellweger is well respected for her versatility and a dose of pluck in taking on challenging roles, from the goofy and lovable quintessentially British “singleton” Bridget Jones, which won over plenty of naysayers displeased that Zellweger hails from Texas, to the feisty Civil War-era farm girl Ruby in “Cold Mountain.” Her off-screen role as ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger in its support of nonprofit organization Breast Health Institute is also one she takes very seriously.
“If there’s a positive way to experience having a public persona, then this is certainly it,” Zellweger said in an interview at Hilfiger’s Milan headquarters on Wednesday. “I understand there’s a curiosity about people in films, music and entertainment, or those who are perceived as taste makers — what they are interested in, what they are wearing, where they are going. If this in some way can raise awareness about the initiative between Tommy Hilfiger and BHI, then great, all the better.”
“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)