New York, NY (CNS) – Betsey Johnson is entering the ranks of fashion designers turned top interior designers with her very first hotel collaboration. Johnson will help design an Eloise-inspired suite for the Plaza Hotel in New York.
The fictional subject of Kay Thompson’s classic book “Eloise”, and later of the “Eloise at the Plaza” movie, will inspire the room’s design, which is set to feature the character’s signature pink and black palette. The two-bedroom suite is said to feature even more surprises related to the character, a six-year-old who “moved into” the Plaza in 1955.
The room, geared toward both adults and children, will feature Johnson’s unique, whimsical style to combine the worlds of the Plaza’s well-known luxury and her own fashion-forward quirkiness.
“I’m tickled pink to be designing the Eloise Suite at the Plaza. When I recently moved uptown and my first granddaughter was born, I rediscovered Eloise and hoped that something magical would happen between me and my favorite hotel. This is the perfect pink combo!” states Betsey Johnson.
The Betsey Johnson decorated room will enter the planning stages following New York Fashion Week, where she’ll show her Spring 2010 collection. She’ll join fashion designer Christian Dior who previously designed a room for the Plaza, who recently underwent a $450 million renovation.
“We are thrilled to partner with one of the most creative and innovative designers in the fashion industry today and believe that Betsey is the ideal talent to bring the Eloise aesthetic to life,” says Shane Krige, General Manager of the Plaza.