ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HSN, the leader in multi-channel retail, announced today the addition of three-time Academy Award®-winning Hollywood costume designer Colleen Atwood to its impressive roster of fashion authorities. The internationally acclaimed designer will debut a collection of exclusive apparel inspired by her work on Universal Pictures' upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman. Atwood will appear on HSN as part of a one-time, 24-hour live shopping event on Wednesday, May 30. The film, starring Kristen Stewart, Oscar winner® Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth, opens on June 1, 2012.
With the release of her Snow White and the Huntsman-inspired line, Atwood brings the epic action-adventure to life with a curated assortment of beautiful designs featuring faux suede, leather trim, lace and chiffon details, all reflecting the spirit of the film. The stylish collection will range in price from $39 for a short sleeve top with delicate lace detail to $169 for an exquisite embroidered dress inspired by one of the Queen's gowns.
"HSN offers its customers insider access to some of the fashion industry's most respected authorities, and we are thrilled to welcome Academy Award® winner Colleen Atwood to HSN," said Lauren Wilner, Fashion Director for HSN. "Colleen's capsule collection reflects the tone and feel of Snow White and the Huntsman beautifully, and I can't wait for her to share her creations with our millions of customers."
"Snow White and the Huntsman is a beautiful film with rich characters and themes that have provided a wonderful palette of inspiration for my designs," said Atwood. "I'm excited to bring my first apparel collection to HSN and look forward to making my debut in May."
The exclusive capsule collection is part of a larger assortment of more than 200 items that have been created for the 24-hour Snow White and the Huntsman event on HSN. High-end jewelry, fashions and home accessories including exclusive pieces from Hutton Wilkinson, Loree Rodkin, Heidi Daus, Ranjana Khan and Adrianne Landau, will also be available for sale. The special shopping event will take place on Wednesday, May 30, across all of HSN's platforms, including TV, HSN.com and HSN mobile.
Atwood has been nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Costume Design nine times and won Academy Awards® for the movies Chicago in 2002, Memoirs of a Geisha in 2006 and Alice in Wonderland in 2011. Atwood has collaborated with Hollywood greats including directors Tim Burton, Rob Marshall and Jonathan Demme.
For more information about the Snow White and the Huntsman event and to shop the collection on May 30, visit HSN.com/snowwhite.
About Snow White and the Huntsman
In Snow White and the Huntsman, a breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale begins.
Kristen Stewart (the Twilight saga, On the Road) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil Queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron of Prometheus, Hancock) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman who has escaped her clutches and now threatens her reign has been training in the art of war with a Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth of Thor, The Avengers) who was dispatched to capture her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as William, the young duke long enchanted by Snow White's defiance and innate purity.
The epic action-adventure is brought to the screen by Joe Roth, the billion-dollar blockbuster producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and, in his feature-film debut, acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders. www.snowwhiteandthehuntsman.com
About Colleen Atwood:
Colleen Atwood began her career as a costume designer on Michael Apted's Firstborn, which starred Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey, Jr. While living in New York, Atwood was able to collaborate with Jonathan Demme on Married to the Mob, The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia and Beloved.
In the late 1980s, Atwood moved to Los Angeles and began her first collaboration with Tim Burton on Edward Scissorhands. She has been fortunate to continue working with Burton on Ed Wood, Mars Attacks!, Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish, Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland and, most recently, Dark Shadows. She has also collaborated with Rob Marshall on Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha and Nine.
Atwood has been nominated for nine Academy Awards®, with three wins for Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha and Alice in Wonderland. Additionally, Atwood has been nominated for more 50 awards for achievements in costume design.
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