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Target Announces Collaboration with Celebrity Stylist Kate Young

Target is partnering with celebrity stylist Kate Young for a limited-edition collection of women's apparel and accessories, including special occasion dresses, handbags, jewelry and shoes, set to launch on April 14, 2013.

Kate Young for Target is "modern and versatile, embodying Young's eye for pushing trends," reads the press release. Having worked with the likes of such A-list stars as Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and more - as well as styling runway shows for top designers like Jason Wu, Derek Lam, Nina Ricci, Peter Som, Yigal Azrouël and Vena Cava - Young is no stranger to creating memorable fashion moments.

For Target, Young designed a collection of special occasion dresses for day and evening, as well as standalone separates and accessories that can be mixed and matched. The collection ranges in price from $29.99 to $89.99 for apparel and $14.99 to $49.99 for jewelry, handbags and shoes.

I appreciate Target's out-of-the-box thinking, and I'm going to keep an open mind until I see the lookbook, but can't we let designers do what they do best (design clothes) and stylist do what they do best (style clothes)? The Kirna Zabete for Target collection, curated by two NYC boutique owners, is still on clearance.

Meanwhile, readers can not wait to get their hands on the upcoming Prabal Gurung for Target collab.

Take a peek at collection sketches after the jump (okay, I'll admit things are lookin' good so far!)...what do you think?

Images courtesy of Target via A Bullseye View
This collection is focused on "special occasion" wear, so the timing seems odd to me. Wouldn't this collab have been more appropriate leading into the Holidays? [Christmas & New Year's?]. Unless they're trying to target the teen set for "prom season".
#1 Target-Addict (Homepage) on 2013-01-18 11:24 (Reply)
@Target-Addict - You're right, the timing does seem odd. The black and white dress is perfect for the holidays (or the Oscars!). It's gotta be for prom as you suggested.
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-01-18 17:59 (Reply)
Yay! So exciting! I love those sketches! Can't wait!

#2 Kayla (Homepage) on 2013-01-18 12:20 (Reply)
omg I am so excited!!!
#3 liz (Homepage) on 2013-01-18 12:35 (Reply)
I'm kind of loving these, but i agree. I really can't wait for Prabal.. though.
#4 Megan, (Homepage) on 2013-01-18 14:21 (Reply)
Wow, this is amazing and thank you so much for sharing Miss D! I seriously can't wait!
#5 Berty Morales (Homepage) on 2013-01-18 17:42 (Reply)
Those last two looks are promising. I can't wait to see the real thing.
#6 Laurie (Homepage) on 2013-01-20 19:09 (Reply)
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