Yesterday night Target held their launch event for the Kate Young for Target collection at Old School in New York City. The Budget Babe contributor Vanessa Williams Stevenson, who pens Leather and Lollipops, checked out the scene to bring us the scoop. —BB
by Vanessa Williams Stevenson
We're accustomed to seeing Target team up with established and rising designers, but they really changed things up by collaborating with Kate Young, a leading celebrity stylist, on this collection. She was named the industry's top stylist last year and ranks in the top five this year. Her client list includes actress Michelle Williams, who attended last night's star-studded event, along with other high-profile friends like Kate Mara, Maggie Gyllenhaal and designer Jason Wu.
Kate Young's collection features an assortment of semi-formal and special occasion dresses, as well as separates, jewelry, bags and shoes. Her intent was to create a collection in which every woman could find her red carpet moment - and she delivered. The thing I love most about this collection is that it makes getting dressed up simple and demonstrates that there is more than one way to do it. Among my favorites were the flirty satin shorts, one-shouldered gowns and leopard print booties.
Despite being a powerhouse in Hollywood, Kate Young's name isn't widely known to the masses. This may not be a collection that sells out in minutes, but it will definitely be a quiet success. The collection is priced from $14.99 to $89.99 and is available at Target online and in store on Sunday, April 14.
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