By Simon Stinson
Buffett’s recent comments in Conde Nast Portfolio spark unusual offer from Emmy-nominated actress.
New York,(RUSHPRNEWS)08/29/2008 — Actress Kristin Davis, most famous for her role as Charlotte York Goldenblatt in the television series “Sex and the City” and its film follow-up released this past spring to a $150 million worldwide box office, announced today that she planned to dress Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett in “raiments of my own design.”
Davis’ unusual offer was made in response to comments by Buffett that were printed on the web edition of Conde Nast Portfolio in which he stated: “I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me
“I just felt so, so bad about that, and I knew I could help,” says the Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actress. “My heart just went out to him.”
Although seeming to come out of the blue, Davis’ fashion makeover offer to the Midwest billionaire is no idle boast. The classic beauty has just announced she is teaming up with North Carolina-based department-store chain Belk to create a line of clothing — designed primarily for women – that will include dresses, denim, sporty separates, sleepwear and handbags priced between $38 and $240 that will be available at 126 of Belk’s 307 locations throughout the southeastern U.S., with plans to expand into more locations next spring, and via Belk.com.
“Warren Buffett is mainly known for his oversize, square-frame eyeglasses, which make him look like a dynamic visionary but are admittedly a bit harsh,” said Davis, 38, who says she is excited about her first foray into menswear. “To soften that look, I’ll probably work with a number of intriguing new colors I spotted on a leaf-peeping trip to Maine last year.”
According to Davis, the brilliant yet subdued colors produced in the fall by Maine’s beech, birch, maple, aspen and white ash trees are famous across the country. “So we’ll play with these a bit for Warren and see how it goes. I think they will work well.”
Buffett made the somewhat self-deprecatory remarks to Conde Nast Portfolio after being named to a list of 15 “Executive Icons” that the magazine feels have a “distinctive fashion sense.”
The list also includes Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi, who made to the list for her â€˜silk saris,’ media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, celebrity publisher Martha Stewart, business tycoon Donald Trump, former eBay chief Meg Whitman and actress and businesswoman Mary-Kate Olsen.
Rounding out the list are Mark Zuckerberg, head of Facebook, Apple tycoon Steve Jobs, American Apparel CEO Dov Charney, Avon CEO Andrea Jung, â€˜hip-hop pioneer’ Russell Simmons, Countrywide co-founder Angelo Mozilo and Youtube CEO Chad Hurley.
According to the magazine, Steve Jobs has been described as someone “whose look is unwavering: blue jeans, black mock turtleneck (tucked in), and sneakers.”
“So I may do something for Steve Jobs too, get him to mix it up a bit, I don’t know exactly what yet,” said the warmhearted Davis with a quick smile. “I felt just awful when the Bloomberg wire service published an obituary for him on Wednesday and I want to do something for him to let him to know we’d all really like him to stick around.”
Fashionwise, Steve Jobs has made his biggest mark with his footwear, says Portfolio. In 2006, Jobs appeared to be shifting footwear allegiance from New Balance to Nike – “but he quickly went back to his old ways.”
Kristin Landen Davis, a native of South Carolina, is an American Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated actress, known best for playing the role of Charlotte York Goldenblatt on HBO’s Sex and the City. She was has been a presenter at The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999; at the 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000; and at The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001. Having admitted a preference for dating actors, her ex-boyfriend list is high-profile and extensive, including: Alec Baldwin (with whom she guest-starred on both Will & Grace and Friends) Jeff Goldblum, and Liev Schreiber. She says: “If I had one wish for myself, it would be to fall in love. That’s asking for trouble, but that’s the truth.”
The magazines published by Conde Nast Portfolio group include Vogue, Glamour, Conde Nast Traveller, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Gourmet.