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Kate Hudson strikes a pose wearing the Fete Peplum Sweater, Zebra Stripe Straight Skirt, Watersnake Skinny Belt and Posh Leather Gloves during the Ann Taylor Holiday 2012 campaign shoot in NYC
Kate Hudson strikes a pose wearing the Fete Peplum Sweater, Zebra Stripe Straight Skirt, Watersnake Skinny Belt and Posh Leather Gloves during the Ann Taylor Holiday 2012 campaign shoot in NYC
Kate Hudson wears the Ann Taylor Mod Print Dress, Paulina Zip Booties and Trellis Enamel Bracelets at a shoot in NYC for the brand’s Holiday 2012 ad campaign
Kate Hudson wears the Ann Taylor Mod Print Dress, Paulina Zip Booties and Trellis Enamel Bracelets at a shoot in NYC for the brand’s Holiday 2012 ad campaign
Kate Hudson has fun on set while shooting Ann Taylor’s Holiday 2012 ad campaign in New York City
Kate Hudson has fun on set while shooting Ann Taylor’s Holiday 2012 ad campaign in New York City

KATE HUDSON RETURNS AS FACE FOR ANN TAYLOR HOLIDAY 2012

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 17, 2012 – Ann Taylor announces world-renowned actress Kate Hudson will return as the face of the brand’s Holiday 2012 advertising campaign. Shot by famed fashion photographer Norman Jean Roy at the Highline Stages in New York City, the campaign is inspired by a deco dinner party and captures Hudson’s warmth, her love of the holidays, and the sophistication of the collection.

Marking a full year as the face of Ann Taylor, Hudson continues to bring a fresh, new perspective to the iconic fashion brand that has resonated with existing and new Ann Taylor clients worldwide. The campaign will debut in late October and features Hudson wearing some of her favorite looks from the collection as well as some of her most coveted gifts for this holiday season.

“The holidays are so busy, it’s nice to see that Ann Taylor has designed a collection that can go from day to night so easily,” Hudson says. “The jewelry is strong yet sexy, and has just the right bit of sparkle. It’s perfect for holiday gifts and I just love the faux fur cardigan.”

All items featured in the Holiday 2012 campaign will be available starting this week at Ann Taylor stores nationwide and on www.anntaylor.com. In celebration of Kate and the holiday collection, all Ann Taylor stores nationwide, will be booking appointments for personal styling sessions and refreshments from Thursday, October 25 – Sunday, October 28. In addition, one lucky shopper from each of Ann Taylor’s 277 stores will win a head-to-toe Ann Taylor look for the season. Clients can visit www.anntaylor.com/chicmakeover to learn more and book an appointment in their local store.

For more information, visit:
www.anntaylor.com
www.facebook.com/anntaylor
www.twitter.com/anntaylor
www.pinterest.com/anntaylorstyle

About Ann Taylor
Founded in 1954, Ann Taylor’s rich heritage has always been synonymous with iconic style and fashion for modern working women. Having evolved throughout the decades to meet women’s changing needs, aspirations and roles, today Ann Taylor is defined by a unique balance of fashion and work for women of substance and style across every generation. The Ann Taylor brand has become a favorite style destination for modern women, attracting some of the world’s most celebrated style icons as its biggest fans, including United States First Lady Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, Diane Kruger, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and many more. Today Ann Taylor operates 277 stores across the United States, as well as an e-commerce website at www.anntaylor.com, and is opening its first two international stores in Toronto, Canada in Fall 2012. Ann Taylor is a division of ANN INC (NYSE: ANN).