NICOLE MILLER, NFL TEAM UP TO AID BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
NEW YORK — Bringing together two disparate forces, football and fashion, Nicole Miller has designed a set of gridiron-themed, silk-printed accessories to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The print will be unveiled Tuesday at Nicole Miller’s Madison Avenue boutique during a fund-raising event with National Football League officials and players.
“I’m very concerned about breast cancer research,” Miller said. “And it’s in such an acceleration at this point, I felt that whatever I could do would help.
“We have a history with men’s sports organizations,” Miller added, noting prints in conjunction with the Yankees, Mets and other sports groups. “So it seemed like a natural thing for us to do, since we’re already in that area and we have an audience and a customer base for it.”
Among those scheduled to attend the unveiling, which will also occur simultaneously at branches in San Francisco and Atlanta, are NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, New York Giants player Jason Sehorn and New York Jets players Victor Green and Ernie Logan. Logan’s wife, Diane, is a breast cancer survivor.
Proceeds from the sale of the print — which has a midnight-blue background and includes the NFL shield wrapped in the pink ribbon symbolizing breast cancer awareness — footballs, helmets and pennants will go to the Komen Foundation. The print will be available as ties, scarves and neckerchiefs.
Items will be available at Nicole Miller boutiques and online at nicolemiller.com.