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Saturday 23 August 2014

Paltrow creating Kors collection

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Kors are creating a collection together for the actress' website Goop.

The American actress and her designer pal, who have known each other for nearly 20 years, are coming together to create a holiday collection for Gwyneth's website Goop.

It is made up of limited-edition pieces especially created for the line and accessories straight from Michael's own collections. Gwyneth also chose a handful of items which have sentimental value to her for the venture.

"Michael's clothes are gorgeous, staple, American classics that never go out of style," she told WWD. "I thought it would be wonderful to reinvent some of my favourite vintage Michael Kors looks that I have kept for years, that I wear over and over."

The designs chosen by Gwyneth, including a pea coat and peplum turtleneck, have been given a modern twist by changing the materials and other alterations. Michael explained how he transformed aspects of items and voiced his praise for the 41-year-old star, especially her cooking skills.

"We both love idea of shine and how it can really change something. We felt it's time for the pea coat to have a little bit of glamour with these very modernist metallic buttons.

"When I look at anything that she is cooking or just talking about food, it turns into food porn for me," he laughed. "At best I can make about five things. I think she will try to convince me I can add a sixth or a seventh to my repertoire."

Michael also loved the idea of bringing his classic designs back to be resold. He recalled how he and Gwyneth discussed the venture and what their aim was.

"I have always been intrigued by the idea of someone who can juggle all the balls in the air and do it with great style, make it look easy, be smart and have a sense of humour," Michael gushed. "We always said, 'Wouldn't it be great if some time, we could do something together, in whatever way.' We started talking about the idea that when you buy something, you often don't know that it's going to turn out to be your favourite piece. Inevitably designers don't make it again and, she said, 'It could drive you crazy.'"

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