C. Wonder Is Coming Back, With Celeb Stylist Brad Goreski As Creative Director
Channel surfing is about to get a lot more stylish! C. Wonder is coming back, with stylist Brad Goreski as its new Creative Director. Goreski is a Bravo regular, but in his new role for the recently revived label, the chicster is heading to QVC. He'll be hosting segments (read: hawking wares) for Spring 2016, where the line will be exclusively offered.
His new role shouldn't be too much of a stretch; besides being undeniably stylish — no doubt a prerequisite for a gig like this — he's currently serving as Exclusive Brand Stylist for Kate Spade New York, which offers up preppy, ladylike style not unlike C. Wonder did in its first incarnation.
He'll join other stylish celebrities on QVC; Ellen DeGeneres, Kris Kardashian, and even 50 Cent have hosted segments on the network. And I can't help but notice a strange connection between Fashion Police cast members and home shopping channels; Goreski's late former co-star Joan Rivers' eponymous clothing and jewelry collections are top performers on QVC, plus George Katsiopoulos, also a celeb stylist, sold his collection on the network, and Giuliana Rancic sells her line on HSN. Strange, right?
Goreski rose to fame as Rachel Zoe's photogenic assistant on her reality show, The Rachel Zoe Project, but is perhaps best known today for his role on the E! network's Fashion Police and for the celebs he styles for red carpets, like Rashida Jones, Lea Michelle and Jenna Dewan Tattum.
Aside from his famous clients, Goreski also seems to be pretty close friends with the C. Wonder founder's ex wife, Tory Burch — he's been known to sit front row at her New York fashion shows and attends her store openings. He even wore a straight up leather t-shirt to celebrate the launch of her watch collection with Vogue last fall. If that isn't #friendshipgoals, I don't know what is.
Hopefully, no love will be lost there, since Christopher Burch is out of the company. Xcel Brands (it sounds like a spreadsheet but it's actually a fashion and retail company that also owns Liz Claiborne) snagged C. Wonder's name and intellectual property for a cool $12.5 million after the company went bankrupt earlier this year, according to WWD.
I just hope that whatever the new incarnation of the brand brings, there will be lots and lots of embroidered lounge slippers.