Today’s Fashion Headlines. August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Tommy Hilfiger joins the MLK Memorial, Kim Kardashian might cover flop, and Missoni for Target already a hit before it hits stores?

Tommy Hilfiger Joins MLK Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will be unveiled Sunday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in a dedication co-chaired by The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation and chaired by General Motors Co. The Hilfiger Foundation has been a key sponsor of the project for more than 10 years with fund-raising, donations and executive involvement. The company has donated $6.25 million, and raised an additional $2 million for the MLK Memorial, which is located near the Jefferson and Washington Memorials.

“I am deeply honored to be a part of this momentous occasion,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “To see the memorial built and celebrated is a remarkable milestone for all those who continue to advocate Dr. King’s universal message of humanity and equality. Our company has had the exceptional opportunity to work with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Monument Project Foundation for over 10 years; it is a privilege and a responsibility that we take great pride in.”

Kim Kardashian’s Big Payday?

Kim Kardashian‘s People cover might be worth $1.5 million but the cover might not be as grand as everyone is making it out to be. The photos will break on Wednesday and on newsstands in New York and Los Angeles the same day. “The deal was complicated because of a preexisting deal with E!, so the photos are not quite as exclusive as what People is claiming,” said Rob Shuter, Naughty but Nice columnist for AOL Huffpost Celebrity. “We’ve already seen the dress, and E! has released a video clip.”

People ran Kardashian’s engagement photos back in June, along with a story, and sources said the cover was a disappointment. The Time Inc. title reportedly paid $300,000 for the photos and story, but the issue had single-copy sales of 1,143,124, slightly below the six-month average of 1,153,774. During that same month, covers featuring Caylee Anthony and Kate Middleton did better for People on the newsstand.

Missoni for Target Generating Huge Buzz

There is already a huge demand for the new Missoni for Target line and we still have another three weeks to go! Judging from the posts on the Target Style Facebook page, the mass market’s upcoming Missoni for Target collection is generating big buzz and everybody wants a piece. The cross-category Missoni for Target collection with 400 items is the largest in the retailer’s history of designer partnerships, with apparel for men, women, girls and baby, luggage, home furnishings and beauty products, ranging in price from $2.99 to $599.

The collection will makes it’s official debut on Sept. 8 at Fashion’s Night Out. Angela Missoni and Margherita Maccapani Missoni will be on hand, posing for family portrait-style photos with the first 20 guests who spend more than $100. All portrait images will be uploaded to the Target Style page on Facebook. The line hits Target stores on Sept. 13.

Source & Photo: WWD

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