HSN Debuts The Universal Vault
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HSN, a leader in multi-channel retail, has partnered with Universal Pictures to launch an exclusive collection of fashion jewelry inspired by some of Universal's most iconic films. In celebration of the legendary studio's centennial anniversary, The Universal Vault Jewelry Collectionóconsisting of necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and pinsóis designed to bring to life the romance, adventure and prestige of the past 100 years in film. In 2012, Universal will be restoring and re-releasing 13 of its most well-known films.
"Films have influenced fashion trends for decades," said John Bosco, SVP of Apparel, Accessories and Jewelry for HSN. "Having access to Universal Pictures' rich heritage of iconic films has given us an amazing opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind collection of timeless designs that celebrate the glitz and glamour of Hollywood."
The Universal Vault Collection is inspired by Universal Pictures' extraordinary archives and the debut, themed after the "Glamorous Women of Hollywood," with new themes and designs being added throughout the year based upon additional films. The debut collection will feature more than 40 unique pieces ranging in price from $22.95 for a pair of button pearl earrings with a pave frame to $199.95 for a canary and clear pear-shaped drop necklace.
Other collection highlights include a regal emerald necklace, a stunning aqua and jonquil burst ring and multicolored cluster earrings with pearl accents. The collection is both glamorous and fashionable, pulling inspiration from Universal's classic films such as Pillow Talk, Female on the Beach, Lover Come Back, Madame X and other iconic films that starred legendary actresses including Joan Crawford, Doris Day and Lana Turner.
"Universal's library proudly houses some of the most iconic moments in film history, brought to life by the most stunning stars of the past 100 years," said Stephanie Sperber, President, Universal Partnerships & Licensing. "Through The Universal Vault Collection, HSN continues to bring our classic titles to life with the same detail and care that we put into restoring our films for generations to come."
The Universal Vault Collection will launch across all of HSN's multiple platforms including television, online and HSN Mobile on May 10, at 2 a.m. and 10 p.m. EDT. Acclaimed Hollywood costume designer Debra McGuire will appear on HSN to showcase the collection.
For a sneak preview of the Universal Vault jewelry collection and more information on the upcoming launch, please visit HSN.com.
HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website - hsn.com - is a top 10 most trafficked e-commerce site, featuring more than 16,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 34 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.
About Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal's consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal's theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio's vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
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