Branded: L'Wren Scott Teams Up With Banana Republic
Nicole Kidman's stylist is partnering with the U.S. chain for her first mass-market collaboration.
L'Wren Scott -- aka Nicole Kidman's stylist, Mick Jagger's girlfriend and No. 15 on The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Powerful Stylists list this year -- is teaming up with Banana Republic for her first collaborative, mass-market collection.
The holiday collection, themed "modern collegiate," will hit stores Dec. 5 with a 50-piece range that combines the designer's signature red carpet vibe with the U.S. brand's more subdued, everyday-friendly pieces. The line, which is set to retail from $39.50 to $198, will include ruffled blouses, fitted jackets, classic shift dresses, brocade pants and a clutch purse with a removable jeweled strap.
"L'Wren really understands what a woman loves and wants to wear. Her knack for bringing imaginative versatility and femininity to classic design is something that immediately brought us together as creatives," Banana Republic creative director and executive vp design Simon Kneen tells Vogue UK.
Kneen adds, "We share an appreciation for genuine luxury, beautiful fabrics and unexpected details. The designs created for this collection bring a modern approach to pieces you will love forever."
Scott wardrobed one of Elizabeth Taylor's early White Diamonds fragrance campaigns in the early '90s, and in 2000 she became the first style director of the Oscars.
Since launching her first namesake collection in 2006, Scott has made some rock star moves in the style world. Though her longtime relationship with Jagger and her work styling him on his current Rolling Stones tour has brought the designer and former model into mainstream style lexicon, her high-end, glitz-tinged designs are still fairly niche, with tank tops retailing for nearly $600 and simple black cocktail dresses fetching north of two grand.