In a move to beef up its women’s contemporary apparel offerings — and show it can do limited fast-fashion runs — J.C. Penney is now the exclusive retailer partner for select “Project Runway” seasons.
The mass retailer said it is now the partner for “Project Runway” seasons 16 and 17, and for “Project Runway All Stars” season 7. As part of the partnership, J.C. Penney now has in its stores a summer preview collection of designs inspired by season 15 winner Erin Robertson. The full assortment will be in stores on Sept. 8. The preview collection is now in 500 J.C. Penney doors and at jcpenney.com.
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews