Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) and Vera Wang Group are pleased to announce the winner of the nationwide Princess Vera Wang Model Search. In partnership with Teen Vogue, the model search celebrates the launch of Princess Vera Wang, a junior’s contemporary, premium lifestyle collection available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com. As the winner, Kalia C., age 16 from Seattle, Wash., will appear in a future Princess Vera Wang ad campaign.
Kalia was one of more than 4,500 participants in the Princess Vera Wang Model Search and selected from three nationwide casting calls in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City, and online entries submitted between August 1 and September 15, 2012. Five model search finalists were chosen by a panel of judges to travel to New York City for a “Princess Day of Glamour,” which included a photo shoot and a behind-the-scenes tour of Teen Vogue.
In addition to a public vote on www.PrincessModelSearch.com, Kalia was selected as the grand prize winner of the Princess Vera Wang Model Search. Along with being featured in a future Princess Vera Wang ad campaign, Kalia received a $500 Kohl’s shopping spree and will be featured in an upcoming issue of Teen Vogue.
“Princess Vera Wang embodies joy, empowerment, confidence, youth and fashion! It has been an incredible process all across America searching for the next face of the brand,” said Vera Wang. “Kalia represents a young beautiful woman who is both accomplished and committed. Rock on!”Designed by fashion industry icon Vera Wang, Princess Vera Wang is the designer’s first ever junior’s collection and features stylish apparel, jewelry, handbags and shoes. The collection captures Vera Wang’s signature design aesthetic including relaxed silhouettes, rich textures, contemporary detailing and whimsical prints and patterns. Kohl’s first partnered with Vera Wang in 2007 for the successful launch of Simply Vera Vera Wang, a premium lifestyle collection, which expanded into cosmetics and bridal jewelry in spring 2012.