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New York, NY, November 22, 2011 – American Legend is pleased to announce that Kathy Ireland has developed a collection of kathy ireland American Legend garments and accessories exclusively for the Fur Vault at Macys.
“This relationship with the Fur Vault and American Legend is a new direction for our company in fashion. The extraordinary team at the Fur Vault has embraced the history of American Legend and the classic and contemporary designs that women want today. Everyone at kathy ireland Worldwide looks forward to collaborating with the geniuses at the Fur Vault and American Legend for many, many years,” said Kathy Ireland, Chief Designer and CEO, kathy ireland Worldwide.
Kathy Ireland is one of America’s most accomplished life-style designers. Kathy is celebrated by Fairchild Publications as one of the 50 most influential people in fashion. Her designs have resulted in kathy ireland Worldwide being named the 28th most powerful brand in the world, in License Global Magazine’s annual survey. Once a supermodel, who graced the covers
of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and the best selling Sports Illustrated edition of all time, in 1993 Kathy began the company which today designs and markets over thirty-thousand skus offered in over fifty countries. As a philanthropist, Kathy’s accomplishments include her support of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, St. Jude’s Hospital, the Anti-Defamation League, the
Alliance for Christian Education, the Young Women’s Christian Association, Down Syndrome Advocacy, and UCLA acknowledges Kathy as one of the top 10 Women’s Health Advocates in America today. An amount equal to all of Kathy’s proceeds from this collection will be contributed to non-profit organizations.
“Kathy is a remarkably accomplished individual,” says Joe Morelli, CEO of Blackglama. “Her sophistication, poise and natural elegance made her an ideal fit for American Legend, a company known for unparalleled quality and timeless design.”
“We are excited that Kathy Ireland is now one of our designers for the Fur Vault. Kathy has quietly and powerfully built one of the most successful brands in the world. We are pleased to make the kathy ireland American Legend fur collection available at all of our Fur Vault locations in Macy’s across the nation,” said John Weiler, Creative Director of the Fur Vault.
About American Legend
Modern and chic, American Legend garments are made from the finest North American mink blackglama.com americanlegend.com
and continue to revolutionize the concepts behind fur fashion utilizing an array of vibrant colors, coupled with classic and contemporary designs. All American Legend mink comes from Origin Assured™ farms, which adhere to strict governmental and agricultural guidelines and regulations that govern mink production, ensuring that the highest standard of humane care is
About kathy ireland Worldwide
kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®) is the design and marketing firm founded in 1993 by CEO and Chief Designer, Kathy Ireland. The mission statements for kathy ireland Worldwide include:
“…finding solutions for people in love.”™.
Forbes Magazine reports that kiWW® is a “design empire which grosses over 1.4 billion dollars annually in retail sales.” License Global Magazine names kathy ireland Worldwide® the 28th most powerfully licensed brand globally and reports that annual retail sales have grown to 1.9 billion dollars. kathy ireland Worldwide® offers designs in Home, Office, Weddings, Baby
Products, Fashion, Fine Jewelry, Destination Properties, Publishing and More…
American Legend contact:
Linda Gaunt Communications
Kathy Ireland contact:
kathy Ireland Worldwide
(310) 557-2700 ext. 110
Danielle Marie Owens
Dick Gutman Associates
310 246 4600
kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®) is the design and marketing firm, founded in 1993 by CEO and Chief Designer, Kathy Ireland.
Kathy's initial mission statement,
"...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms™", allows her company to expand and include, "...finding solutions for people in love™" and, "...finding solutions for people in business™".
In 2012, a cover story in Forbes Magazine reported that kiWW® sells, "...some 2 billion in retail..." and calls Kathy, "Supermodel...Supermogul". Licen Global Magazine names kathy ireland Worldwide®, the 25th most powerfully licensed brand. According to Fairchild Publication, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
Kathy is named by UCLA, as one of the Top 10 Women's Health Advocates in America and is an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD), from California State University, Channel Islands.
kathy ireland Worldwide® offers designs in: Home, Office, Fashion, Weddings, Fine Jewelry and more.
kiWW’s business interests include: real estate, Acafe by Chef Andre; a food, entertaining and lifestyle brand. Jardin by Nicholas Walker; a brand inspired by outdoor living, and Sterling Winters Company; an artist management firm.
Kathy is the author of six books: ‘Powerful Inspirations, Eight Lessons that Will Change Your Life’, ‘Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide To Success and Sanity’, ‘Real Solutions for Busy Moms Devotional: 52-God Inspired Messages for Your Heart’, ‘What Do Mommies Do?’, ‘An Angel Called Hope’ and ‘Mona’s Favorite Words’.
kiWW® maintains headquarters in Rancho Mirage, California and design studios in; Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Santa Barbara and Honolulu.
Kathy supports many non-profits including; the YWCA, the Dream Foundation, the PEF: http://providenceeducationalfoundation.org/ , 911 for Kids/AEFK, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
As a powerful advocate for Israel, Kathy speaks out for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, with global leaders, including, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and President Barack Obama. Kathy is a member of WIZO, and is honored by the ADL and the JNF.
Kathy is married to Gregory Olsen, an emergency room physician and CEO of a commercial fishing enterprise. Kathy and Greg have three children, Erik, Lily and Chloe. Kathy and her family live in Southern California.