To Tommy from Zooey might read like the first line of a love note passed between a couple of teenagers but it’s actually the name of Zooey Deschanel’s debut capsule collection for the American designer Tommy Hilfiger.
Deschanel’s is somewhat of a sartorial marmite; you either love her style or you hate it, but the collaboration between herself and Hilfiger makes a lot of sense. The collection will comprise of 16 sixties-inspired dresses each named after a friend of hers.
The New Girl actress and designer met last year at a mutual friend’s house in Santa Monica and they got talking about vintage fashion. Hilfiger recalls; ‘she was wearing this vintage jumpsuit. I complimented her on it and she told me how she loved vintage. Somehow, the conversation went from loving vintage to possibly doing a capsule collection with her.’
This April will be the unveiling of the fruits of their partnership. Hilfiger told WWD that the collection is made up of ‘a lot of red, white and blue, but done in a Zooey way with interesting detail and flirty fabrics. They are very Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy’.
Deschanel admits that she and the 62 year old designer share a lot of the same inspirations including old-school music, classic films and old Hollywood icons. Hilfiger is quick to praise the actress in return noting; ‘she is the epitome of (a Tommy Girl) – all American, youthful, fun and funny, yet she has a sophistication and worldliness to her that’s very endearing’.
Deschanel has even coined her own word, Modical, to describe the collection which combines Mod and Nautical style. 14 of the 16 flirty dresses will be available to buy from the department store Macy’s on April 14 with the full collection set to be available from Tommy.com on April 21st.
The collection will retail from £59 to £120 each. What do you think about this designer collaboration? Are you a big fan of Zooey’s distinctive style?