World Gold Council Sponsors Fashion Show

August 26, 2005

World Gold Council Sponsors Fashion Show

The World Gold Council will partner with plus-size couture fashion designer Abby Z to accessorize her Spring 2006 collection called "It's Good to be Me" with fine gold jewelry. The fashion show will be held at the Canal Room on W. Broadway as part of the 7th on Sixth Fashion Week in New York City Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

Desiger Abby Zeichner chose yellow gold jewelry to accessorize her spring 2006 collection. "As I began designing the spring line," says the designer, "I knew I wanted to use gold jewelry. It looks good on all skin types and makes you feel good about yourself when you wear it."

Zeichner also added golden hardware to her designer denim collection, the first designer denim brand for plus-size women. "Gold looks terrific with denim, as well as with deep colors and bright whites," says Duvall O'Steen, WGC. "So Abby Z's entire show can easily be styled with the versatile beauty of fine gold jewelry. It is particularly appropriate for Abby's self-assured, confident clientele to be 'speaking gold.'"

Abby will showcase her new collection with a star-studded fashion show that includes actress Camryn Manheim, singer Angie Stone, actress Ashlie Atkinson, Khaliah Ali – daughter of Muhammad Ali, Jackie Frazier – daughter of Joe Frazier, and Isabel and Rosario Dawson.

Gold jewelry from multiple designers and suppliers will be included in the show, and product will range from mass-manufactured link chain to one-of-a-kind designer pieces. A total of 30-35 fashion looks will be completely accessorized with gold jewelry.

Zeichner, the creator of Abby Z, has been designing plus-size fashions for one year, after 15 years in the fashion business, and is already gaining a celebrity following that includes Queen Latifah, Star Jones, Emme, Carnie Wilson and Manheim. The Abby Z line launched in the summer of 2004 at Saks 5th Avenue and is now carried by Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Dillard's, Bloomingdale's and specialty boutiques.

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