This story first appeared in the Feb. 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
While most Hollywood execs revel in having dishes named after them at restaurants around town, Disney Media Networks co-chair and Disney-ABC Television Group chief Anne Sweeney's going them one chicer.
L.A.-based designer Ryan Roberts' new sportswear line includes the fit 'n' flare "Anne Dress" in her honor. "I think about her for inspiration. Anne encapsulates so many of the qualities I consider when I begin the design process," says Roberts. (They met after Sweeney admired a Roberts jacket on a friend.)
The admiration is mutual: "I love his work," Sweeney says. "I'm humbled and surprised that I somehow inspired this beautiful dress."