Shalom Life | April 25, 2015

Diane von Furstenberg Gets into the Gap

The high-end designer is set to collaborate with everyone's favourite chain.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: June 8th, 2011 in Culture » Society » News

Diane von Furstenberg Gets into the Gap

Formidable fashion empress Diane von Furstenberg, who bestowed the world with the bold-printed wrap dress, will now try her hand at children's wear. The fashion icon intends to collaborate with Gap Inc, creating a line of children’s apparel geared towards the 12 and under set. This will be von Furstenberg’s first foray into clothing for the wee ones.

The collection will be sold at Gap Kids and Baby Gap retailers in nearly 30 countries, including Canada, the United States and China, with online offerings in an additional 75 countries.

“I'm looking forward to offering our customers an exciting collection that applies her signature approach to print, optimistic colour and femininity,” said Art Peck, president of Gap North America.

Partnering with a fashion icon such as von Furstenberg is imperative for Gap, as the retailer has suffered a steady downward trajectory in sales for the past six years. However, Gap kids and Baby Gap have performed well comparatively.

Von Furstenberg follows a number of high-end designers who have collaborated with Gap, including Valentino and Stella McCartney. The latter’s kid's wear collection for Gap was so successful that she launched her own line of children’s apparel.

Apropos of the collaboration, von Furstenberg announced in a statement that she “was excited to work with the superstar retailer.”

Von Furstenberg’s collection for Gap should be available by March 2012.

Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew TrendingAlt-J Shares Their Appreciation with Israeli Fans Alt-J Shares Their Appreciation with Israeli Fans TrendingRobert Downey Jr. Walks Out On Cringeworthy Interview [VIDEO] Robert Downey Jr. Walks Out On Cringeworthy Interview [VIDEO] Trending
 

Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew

Released by Sagol 59 and Ami Yaris, "The Promised Land" features songs from the revered jam band beautifully translated into Hebrew

Read More

Ban Ki-Moon Eats Shakshuka On Israel Independence Day

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Ban Ki-Moon Eats Shakshuka On Israel Independence Day

An exploration into Israeli food, and maybe the first step towards peace, Ban Ki-Moon tries shakshuka for the first time

Read More

WATCH: Tel Aviv Zookeeper Captures Awesome Footage of Animals Drinking

April 24, 2015 | By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels
WATCH: Tel Aviv Zookeeper Captures Awesome Footage of Animals Drinking

Elad Hershkowitz captured the unique footage by placing a GoPro camera at the bottom of animals' water troughs to get a closer look at how giraffes, lions, rhinos and lemurs relieve their parched pallets

Read More

First Nations Actors Storm Off the Set of Adam Sandler's Western Spoof

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
First Nations Actors Storm Off the Set of Adam Sandler's Western Spoof

Despite concerns raised by actors on the set, and even following a walkout by cast, Netflix and Sandler stand by the 'The Ridiculous Six'

Read More

Poland Wants Mattel To Recall 'Apples To Apples' Game For Labelling Them As Nazis

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Poland Wants Mattel To Recall 'Apples To Apples' Game For Labelling Them As Nazis

A card which refers to their country as "Nazi Poland" during the second World War has been deemed offensive and demeaning to Poland

Read More

Former New York State Governor and Possible Presidential Candidate Has Longstanding Jewish Ties

April 24, 2015 | By Jacob Kamaras, JNS.org
Former New York State Governor and Possible Presidential Candidate Has Longstanding Jewish Ties

George Pataki has a strong history with Jewish voters for a Republican

Read More

Israel: One Of The Happiest Countries On Earth

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Israel: One Of The Happiest Countries On Earth

Israel takes the 11th spot on the UN's annual happiness report, coming out on top of countries like the U.S. and U.K.

Read More

Netanyahu Condemns Ultra Orthodox Jewish Attackers of IDF Officer

April 24, 2015 | By Kobi Nachshoni
Netanyahu Condemns Ultra Orthodox Jewish Attackers of IDF Officer

'They are lawbreakers. Service in the IDF is a source of pride,' the Israeli PM stated

Read More

More Headlines