Today’s Fashion Headlines. August 16, 2011

August 16, 2011 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Kris Jenner shills more clothes, Grace Kelly becomes a Barbie, Nordstrom donates for store opening and Ralph Lauren and Oprah Winfrey join together at NYFW

Kris Jenner Starts New Line

You think that the reign of the Kardashian terror would take a break? Think again. Head pimp Mother Kris Jenner-Kardashian will launch her own line for QVC, Kris Jenner Kollection, during the channel’s live New York Fashion Week broadcast on Sept. 8. “I’ve wanted to do a collection my entire life. I love the pieces that I wear, and they’re very successful for me, for my lifestyle,” Jenner said. “This is a culmination of everything that I love that’s easy, with a few pieces thrown in for night and cocktail because every girl needs something to go out in.  Expect the usual basic everyday-wear with pieces ranging from $35 to $140 for outerwear and embellished dresses. Oh joy.

Grace Kelly is a Officially a Doll

As part of its Barbie Collector series, Mattel is lionizing the Hollywood leading lady-turned-princess with three collectible dolls. Mattel will feature three versions of fashion icon Grace Kelly. The “To Catch a Thief” Barbie features the plastic blonde with an upswept chignon and wearing a sky-blue gown with a fitted bodice and gathered skirt, and accessorized with a coordinating chiffon scarf and clutch. The Romance doll will make its debut in October wearing a black floral dress, a matching headpiece, white gloves and a string of pearls — an ensemble that replicates what the Philadelphia native was wearing when she met Prince Rainier III at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955. And that collectible will come with a second outfit reminiscent of the look Kelly sported when she arrived in the principality for her nuptials.

A percentage of sales of each doll, which retail from $35 to $175, will benefit the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, which helps up-and-coming artists in theater, dance and film through scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships.

Nordstrom Gives Back 

Treasure & Bond, owned by Nordstrom and independently operated, will be sold during the Nordstrom opening in SoHo. “We’re going to end up having a full-line store in Manhattan,” said Pete Nordstrom, president of merchandising. “Anything we can do to make us better and more informed is important. By virtue of the fact that Treasure & Bond has a philanthropic aspect, it connects us to the community.” You can look for the unveiling for Treasure & Bond this Friday.

Treasure & Bond will donate to eight New York City-based charities that serve children per year, two each quarter. Philanthropist Catie Marron and Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour helped select the first round, which includes The New York Public Library programs for children and young adults and the Achievement Gap Project, Children’s Health Fund and Coalition for the Homeless: Camp Homeward Bound Sleep-Away Camp and After School Services. Next year, customers will be invited to suggest and vote on charities.

Oprah’s Coming to NYFW

On Oct. 24, Ralph Lauren and Oprah Winfrey will reunite, this time onstage at Lincoln Center as part of a multifaceted invitation-only gala evening to benefit both The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. During the event, titled Lincoln Center Presents: An Evening with Ralph Lauren, Winfrey will serve as the host and lead a conversation with the designer to offer a look into his life, as well as his career that has spanned more than four decades. “I am so proud to have my dear friend Oprah join me onstage for this special evening to celebrate and support two important New York organizations, the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,” Lauren said.

The evening will start with a reception, followed by the chat between Winfrey and Lauren at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, which will be produced by Darren Bagert, who has several Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards under his belt. The following gala dinner, at Avery Fisher Hall, will serve to underscore Lincoln Center’s growing ties to the fashion community, from New York Fashion Week to other events throughout the year, such as the CFDA Awards. We are eagerly awaiting our invitations!

Source & Photo: WWD

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