Vanessa Williams has partnered with Gander Group, one of the casino industry’s leading manufacturers and distributors of consumer products and national brands, for Vanessa Williams branded products, exclusive to the North American casino marketplace.
Photo Courtesy of Gander Group, Photo Credit Mike Ruiz
The exciting announcement was made jointly by Gander Group CEO and Founder, Josh Blake, icon Vanessa Williams – who is in London, England, Kathy Ireland – Chair and CEO and Stephen Roseberry – President and CMO, kathy ireland Worldwide.
“We are thrilled to partner with the incredible artist Vanessa Williams and debut our product line of chic handbags, sophisticated jewelry and fine-quality housewares to casinos worldwide. Vanessa’s impeccable fashion sense and multi-faceted experience in home and fashion design has been instrumental in crafting the new line,” states Gander Group CEO, Josh Blake. “It’s an honor for us to collaborate with such a respected icon and present a beautiful and elegant line to casino guests.”
The new partnership follows the incredible success of Ms. Williams’ fashion line debut on HSN. The new Vanessa Williams product range will be available for the North American gaming industry in the 2nd quarter of 2020. Foreign distribution will be announced later.
“I am delighted to partner with Gander Group and be a part of their tremendous growth in this specialized industry,” states Ms. Williams. “What a pleasure, to not only perform at casino theater venues worldwide, and now, through the partnership with Josh Blake, the incredible team at Gander Group, to also create perfect products that those same casinos will offer as part of the gifting experience. It will be very exciting to meet casino high roller guests who have received my products as gifts… especially after my performances. kathy ireland Worldwide and SWC (Sterling Winters Company) are expanding everything that I want to do in every category of my career. My team has an extraordinary focus on more,” adds Ms. Williams, who is currently rehearsing in London.
“There is no one in the entertainment community like Vanessa Williams! Her magnificent talents as an actress, singer, dancer, author and designer are exquisitely unique. Vanessa also is, without question, one of the world’s most beautiful women. It is a pleasure to bring limitless opportunities to this extraordinary star,” said Kathy Ireland and Stephen Roseberry in a joint statement.