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FRINGE: Kate Young brings elegant look to special occasion fashion

Posted on April 18, 2013 | by Marina Zheng


Celebrity stylist Kate Young has an impressive Hollywood client list that includes Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams and has published numerous editorials for top-notch publications like Vogue and InStyle. But styling isn’t the only talent this New York-based fashion expert has up her sleeve. Young recently collaborated with Target to design a collection that launched on April 14. The line caters to special occasions fashion.

Target is no stranger to collaboration with notable fashion names. Recently, the mass retailer tapped Prabal Gurung to design a line centered on the theme of romance.

What sets this collection apart from the rest is its focus on a specific category of fancy apparel and accessories. No surprise there — when it comes to glamorous dressing, Young is an expert.

“With this collection, I wanted to design standout pieces that allow women to experiment with fashion and create their own red carpet moments,” Young said.

The line includes flirty fringed cocktail dresses, elegant open-back ruffled gowns and chic tailored jumpsuits that will revamp any girl’s evening wardrobe. Young even thought to include options for daytime special occasions, throwing in luxurious silky shorts, flirty summer dresses and chic fitted blazers in the mix. Accessories such as colorful clutches, sparkly jewelry and edgy shoe options complete the collection.

With apparel ranging from $29.99 to $89.99 and accessories ranging from $14.99 to $49.99, the line’s affordability makes it accessible to a wide audience.

“For years, Kate Young has been helping her celebrity clients stand out on the red carpet,” said Trish Adams, Target’s senior vice president of apparel and accessories. “This collection perfectly translates Kate’s edgy, yet sophisticated sense of style, allowing Target’s guests to create their own memorable fashion moments, all at affordable prices.”

It seems as if this spin on accessible red carpet looks is popular, especially among students who don’t necessarily have the means to purchase a $4,000 gown for a special occasion.


“The clothes in this collection are actually really sophisticated and mature,” said Steinhardt freshman Fiona Cheung. “It looks like well-made clothes from a high-end designer but minus the ridiculous price tag. Claps to Target.”

The Kate Young for Target limited-edition collection is on sale at most Target locations nationwide and on the retailer’s website.

Marina Zheng is a staff writer. Email her at


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