On the heels of the Prabal Gurung for Target look book release (and soon-to-be debut), the US arm of Target has announced its latest partnership with celebrity stylist Kate Young on a line of semi-formal and special-occasion dresses. This is a bit of a change-up where designer collaborations are concerned, seeing as this doesn't exactly fall under the designer category, but the mass retailer is all about reinventing the wheel. Young is a seasoned pro with an insanely impressive lineup of A-list starlets to back up her styling cred. Among her clientele? Think Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara, and Rachel Weisz, to start. With that kind of portfolio — not to mention her background consulting for Jason Wu — we can see why Target wanted to explore new collaboration territory.
"Kate is a non-traditional partner for us," Trish Adams, senior vice president of apparel and accessories at Target, told WWD. "This is the first time we've worked with a stylist. It's interesting to work with someone that may not have formal training. [But] here's someone that creates jaw-dropping moments." The Kate Young For Target line launches online and in US stores on April 14, and will range from US $30 to $90 for apparel, and $15 to $50 for jewellery, handbags, and shoes. Until then, take a look at Kate Young's sneak-peek sketches, and meet the stylish stars who come to her for styling expertise.