MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21, 2012--
Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) and Vera Wang Group are pleased to
announce the winner of the nationwide Princess Vera Wang Model Search.
In partnership with Teen Vogue, the model search celebrates the
launch of Princess Vera Wang, a junior’s contemporary, premium lifestyle
collection available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com.
As the winner, Kalia C., age 16 from Seattle, Wash., will appear in a
future Princess Vera Wang ad campaign.
Kalia was one of more than 4,500 participants in the Princess Vera Wang
Model Search and selected from three nationwide casting calls in Los
Angeles, Chicago and New York City, and online entries submitted between
August 1 and September 15, 2012. Five model search finalists were chosen
by a panel of judges to travel to New York City for a “Princess Day of
Glamour,” which included a photo shoot and a behind-the-scenes tour of Teen
In addition to a public vote on www.PrincessModelSearch.com,
Kalia was selected as the grand prize winner of the Princess Vera Wang
Model Search. Along with being featured in a future Princess Vera Wang
ad campaign, Kalia received a $500 Kohl’s shopping spree and will be
featured in an upcoming issue of Teen Vogue.
“Princess Vera Wang embodies joy, empowerment, confidence, youth and
fashion! It has been an incredible process all across America searching
for the next face of the brand,” said Vera Wang. “Kalia represents a
young beautiful woman who is both accomplished and committed. Rock on!”
Designed by fashion industry icon Vera Wang, Princess Vera Wang is the
designer’s first ever junior’s collection and features stylish apparel,
jewelry, handbags and shoes. The collection captures Vera Wang’s
signature design aesthetic including relaxed silhouettes, rich textures,
contemporary detailing and whimsical prints and patterns.
Kohl’s first partnered with Vera Wang in 2007 for the successful launch
of Simply Vera Vera Wang, a premium lifestyle collection, which expanded
into cosmetics and bridal jewelry in spring 2012.
For more information about the Princess Vera Wang collection, visit http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/ourbrands/princessverawang.jsp.
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused,
value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced,
exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and
home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to
environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,146 stores in 49 states. In
support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more
than $208 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its
Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's
Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.
For a list of store locations and information, or for the added
convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, or
join the discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kohls or
About Vera Wang Group
Vera Wang Group designs, markets and distributes collections of women's
ready-to-wear, cocktail attire and bridal. Vera Wang Licensing LLC, the
licensing division of the company, has selectively granted licenses for
the manufacture and distribution of fragrance and beauty-related
products (Coty Prestige, Inc.), eyewear (The Kenmark Group), china,
crystal, silver and gifts (WWRD), fine papers (William Arthur), bedding
(Revman International), Lavender footwear (Brown Shoe Company), flowers
(FTD) and Barbie (Mattel,Inc.). In addition, Vera Wang on Weddings was
published by HarperCollins Publishers in 2001. In 2007, the company
partnered with Kohl's to introduce Simply Vera Vera Wang, a lifestyle
collection. In Spring 2011, Vera Wang launched her highly anticipated
inaugural collection for David's Bridal, WHITE by Vera Wang, which
brings the acclaimed Vera Wang aesthetic to a new set of brides. In Fall
2011, Vera Wang partnered with Zale Corporation to introduce Vera Wang
LOVE, an exclusive collection of diamond engagement rings, wedding bands
and solitaire jewelry. Set to launch in the first quarter of 2012, Vera
Wang introduced an exclusive collection of rental tuxedos for Men's
Wearhouse, BLACK by Vera Wang. For more information on Vera Wang, please
visit the company’s website at www.verawang.com.
Source: Kohl’s Department Stores
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