EVINE Live Inc., a digital commerce company (www.evine.com) that offers a compelling mix of proprietary and name brands directly to consumers in an engaging and informative shopping experience via television, online and on mobile, announced that multi-platinum recording artist and star of film, television and the Broadway stage, Vanessa Williams, will premiere V. by Vanessa Williams, an exclusive fashion collection on EVINE Live. Designed by Williams and launching March 19, the collection is an interpretation of the pieces she loves most from her own wardrobe.
“America has grown to love Vanessa through her many accomplishments in music and on television and on stage but few know about her passion for fashion,” said Russell Nuce, EVINE Live’s Chief Strategy Officer. “This collection which will be available only on EVINE Live will offer our viewers yet another choice to fulfill their fashion needs. We are excited to welcome Vanessa to the EVINE Live family and add her new line to our ever-expanding assortment of ‘brands with fans.'”
V. by Vanessa Williams will includes jackets, dresses, tops and bottoms and feature soft colors and patterns in the season’s most on-trend palettes. A brilliant, drop-dead collection of mix-and match pieces, V. by Vanessa Williams is an elegant reflection of Vanessa’s iconic and timeless style.
“I’m thrilled to introduce EVINE Live’s viewers to my new fashion collection,” said Williams. “Fashion has always been a huge part of my life, from being a model and former Miss America, to my career as a singer and an actress, and of course, being a mom. My line is a perfect reflection of what I love to wear the most — pieces that feature a combination of timeless, flowing silhouettes, feminine patterns and sultry fabrics.“
Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. Having sold over 7 million records worldwide, Vanessa has scored numerous #1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard Album and Singles charts: Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz.
Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliation including 4 Emmy nominations, 17 Grammy nominations (of which 11 were for her individually), a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards, 3 Satellite Awards and ultimately a Golden Globe, Grammy and an Oscar for Best Original Song for her platinum single “Colors of the Wind,” from the Disney film Pocahontas. She also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.
Her autobiography, “You Have No Idea,” co-written with her mother Helen Williams, was a New York Times Best Seller in 2012.Williams returned to Broadway (after her starring role in the Broadway revival of Stephen Soundheim’s Into The Woods) in the spring of 2014 for a special limited engagement in the musical “After Midnight.” She also co-starred with Cicely Tyson and Cuba Gooding, Jr in “A Trip To Bountiful,” which was the #1 play of the 2013 Broadway season. Her charitable endeavors are many and varied, embracing and supporting such organizations as The Special Olympics, among others.
Viewers are invited to tune in to EVINE Live via cable and satellite, mobile apps and live streaming online at www.evine.com. EVINE Live airs on DIRECTV Channels 73 and 316, DISH Network channels 134 and 228 and the nation’s top cable providers. Find EVINE Live in your area: bit.ly/1CNa450.
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