Lifestyle entrepreneur and television personality, Kathy Hilton has piloted her way towards the world of fashion. Her Kathy Hilton Collection is synonymous with elegance and sophistication, a line of exquisite evening wear for women of all ages. Inspired by her frequent travels around the globe, Kathy finds beauty in design and fabrics unique to each culture. The intimate exposure combined with her deep appreciation for beauty and fashion has influenced the creation of this collection. From her personal style, evolvement of her brand, and more, Kathy shares a few words with Style Solutions.
S: How do you describe your personal style?
K: Classic, not trendy. Daytime is classic and comfortable, and evening, if I’m out with my husband, is ladylike sexy with an edge.
S: How does a mother still look contemporary but not dress like her daughter(s)?
K: One’s style can be relevant and age-appropriate at the same time, and the latter is key.
S: On a recent episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” you helped your niece select a dress for her prom from your collection. Tell me about your line.
K: I always said that I wanted to have a collection that represented women of all ages so that my daughters, sisters, nieces, and I could wear them. They are classic, feminine, timeless pieces that can be worn season after season. I like color, so you’ll see a lot of it as well as neutrals, such as black, white, and nude. A flattering and wonderful fit is important as well.
S: I noticed that your collection is in both boutiques and major department stores, such as Saks Fifth Avenue. How did this evolve?
K: The line is in Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols, and 400 specialty boutiques. This is a result of delivering a quality product with a great price point that is unique and appeals to women of all ages, as well as a lot of hard work on the part of the team at Kathy Hilton.
S: It’s holiday party season. How does one determine whether to wear short or long to an event?
K: I always call my friends who are attending the event. If it’s a gala, I’ll wear a gown. If it’s a black tie, then usually a short dressy cocktail dress, or a long dress.
S: What’s next for Kathy Hilton?
K: I’ll continue with the special occasion dress line, and I have plans to launch separates and accessories as well. I’m also working on tabletop and linens. These are lines that I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. Stay tuned!