American Legend announces launch of Kathy Ireland American Legend Fashion Collection

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 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 utilized.

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:
Catherine Pope
Linda Gaunt Communications
(212) 810-2894 ext. 102

Kathy Ireland contact:
Stephen Roseberry
Kathy Ireland Worldwide
(310) 557-2700 ext. 110

Danielle Marie Owens
Dick Gutman Associates
(310) 246-4600

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