Amar’e Stoudemire, whom fashion people know as Anna Wintour’s potential future Vogue cover boy and sports people know as a power forward for the New York Knicks, is reportedly crafting up a clothing line with designer Rachel Roy. The basketball player became known in the fashion world this past September when Anna Wintour invited him as her personal guest to the Fashion’s Night Out runway show in Lincoln Center and then sandwiched his six-foot-ten-inch body between herself and Hamish Bowles at the Tommy Hilfiger show a few days later.
Since September, Stoudemire has been too busy actually playing basketball to gad around at stylish events, but he hasn’t forgotten about the fashion world. Turns out he’s just been plotting his next move, which “Page Six” says is a collaboration with Roy, specifically on her contemporary women’s label for Macy’s, titled Rachel Rachel Roy. The joint venture would launch next fall, according to the Post’s source. The pair met in September and were supposedly seen having dinner together last week at the Lion in the West Village. Said Stoudemire’s rep, “They’ve had conversations but nothing’s confirmed.”
Amar’e, designer teaming up [Page Six/NYP]