Zooey Deschanel Designs ’60s Mini-Dresses for Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger is not the designer we’d have pegged for Zooey Deschanel to collaborate with, and yet, we’d still trust the unlikely pair to outfit us any day. Fortunately, our good faith is not misguided, as the collection of dresses that Deschanel has designed for the preppy label is simply perfection. That is, if you’re drawn to the short hemlines and cheeky stripes that took London by storm in the ’60s. We’re calling it classic Americana meets Swinging Sixties.

“They are Sixties-inspired short dresses,” explained Hilfiger. “There is 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 – really from the Sixties in London. That’s not something we would normally put in our regular sportswear line – maybe we’d be inspired by the Sixties for the runway, but it’s a new way to look at fun, American classics.”

According to WWD, Deschanel met Hilfiger through a mutual friend and they immediately got to talking about hitting the drawing boards together. In Hilifger’s mind, Deschanel is like a modern day Audrey Hepburn thanks to “her sense of humor, her sophistication.”

“I am a fashion fanatic, and I am always looking for new ways to incorporate vintage, feminine pieces into my own wardrobe,” Deschanel told WWD. “Tommy and I share many of the same inspirations – old-school music, classic films and old Hollywood icons – and his guidance during the design process helped to put a really unique twist on each piece.”

The collection includes 16 dresses, 14 of which will launch at Macy’s on April 14, with every piece hitting the web at Tommy.com on April 21.

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