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Tommy Hilfiger recently collaborated with actress Zooey Deschanel for a collection named simply ‘To Tommy, From Zooey’. Now, the American designer has gushed about Zooey’s fashion sense, insisting that she knows a lot about fashion and also has her own quirky sense of style. When he first met her, his first thought was to work with her on a design project because he was so impressed:

“I met her at a lunch and I saw what she was wearing and I thought, ‘Oh my God, this girl really knows what’s going on, I thought we could do her quirky preppy aspiration with our sensibility and it would be a great collaboration.”

The new collection includes several dress designs and an array of accessories, all using simple red, white and blue colours. Zooey commented that she loved working with the label and especially enjoyed the smaller details:

“All the details were sort of fun for me – the buttons, the zipper pulls, the trim, all the little collars, adding my flair to his flair. It was kind of like having someone make all the things in your head come into reality.”

‘The New Girl’ actress added that she had a lot in common with Tommy so they found a great place to work from and she found his help useful when putting her own spin on the label:

“I am a fashion fanatic, and I am always looking for new ways to incorporate vintage, feminine pieces into my own wardrobe. Tommy and I share many of the same inspirations – old-school music, classic films, and old Hollywood icons – and his guidance during the design process helped to put a really unique twist on each piece.”