Table for 4: Get to Know Designers of the Target and Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection

November 22, 2012 - Article reads in
Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection

Out of this one legendary partnership come more than 50 gorgeous gifts by 24 of today’s top designers. So who are they? They’re a crafty crew of CFDA members and visionaries who love the holidays just as much as we do.

Here, get to know four of the designers—Stacey Bendet of Alice + OliviaJoseph Altuzarra, Brian Atwood and Robert Rodriguez—and get ready to shop their gifts on Dec. 1 at Target and Neiman Marcus stores nationwide and at and

Want to know more about the collection and the remaining 20 designers? Preview the full Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection here.

What inspired you to make this piece? “I travel around the world and I am always hunting for unique luggage! I wanted something fun and graphic, and so I went with my signature stripe! Bold, yet classic.”

What would make this piece the perfect gift? “Guys, listen up here.  Give this to your girlfriend with tickets for a romantic getaway somewhere.  That would get a serious A+!”

What particular detail do you love the most on the item you made? “To produce the tumblers and shaker, we used an old manufacturing technique called “pressed glass” where the glass is molded into a diamond lattice pattern. The diamond pattern is then gilded in gold to highlight the intricacies and the texture of the pattern. I also love the high gloss lacquer finish on the tray and the brass inlayed hinges, which I think feels very French.”

What inspired you to make this piece? “I was inspired by old Hollywood glamour and loved mixing materials to give it just the right amount of edge.”

What would make this piece the perfect gift? “It’s always about a bold statement for me and these are the perfect little “me” gift.”

Where do you see someone wearing this piece? “Since it is the perfect holiday dress, I can see someone turning heads in this at a fabulous cocktail party. I love the lace scallop around the top and bottom of the dress. It is a little detail that adds a lot of sophistication.”

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