L.A. Designer Names Dress for Disney's Anne Sweeney

The "Anne Dress"; inset, Anne Sweeney

Ryan Roberts says the TV exec inspired the fit 'n' flare "Anne Dress," which she says left her "humbled and surprised."

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.

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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."

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