The rumor on the block is that Liberty – the famed department store in Great Marlborough Street in Central London – might be up next to partner with Target.
The word is that they’re in the final stages of hammering out a deal for a spring clothing and accessories line. Unfortunately, Liberty’s chief executive, Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye, would not comment. But given that both Target and Liberty have teamed up with a slew of designers in the past – Liberty with Ronnie Wood Hermès, Grayson Perry, and Luella Bartley and Target with Alexander McQueen, Proenza Schouler, Paul & Joe, Erin Fetherston, and Luella – it would seem to be a natural fit.
Speaking of Target collaborations, there will be a special pop-up shop in New York City on September 10th for Anna Sui’s limited edition Gossip Girl–inspired Target collection. The temporary store is part of Fashion’s Night Out, and it will be open through September 12th at 54 Crosby St. The Anna Sui line officially goes on sale September 13th.
Also this week, the highly anticipated debut of The September Issue took place at the MOMA, and everyone from Sienna Miller and P. Diddy to Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs were there. I was able to catch a screening of the film and it’s surprisingly light-hearted and engaging. It certainly proves itself to be a must-see for anyone interested in publishing or fashion. Another documentary that appears promising centers around Ralph Rucci. Directed by David Boatman, Ralph Rucci: A Designer and His House, is narrated by Martha Stewart and follows Rucci through the creation of his Spring 2008 and Fall 2008 couture collection.
The documentary is set to air Monday, September 1st at 10pm on the Sundance Channel. Certainly is a great moment for anyone interested in fashion-related documentaries. The September Issue hits August 28th in NYC and September 11th everywhere else.