EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Simpson "Comes Together" with Macy's for Charity -- and Window Displays!

08/26/2009 at 12:21 PM ET

K.C. Bailey

With her reality show and new fragrance on the way, Jessica Simpson is gearing up for a fabulous fall — and she’s already celebrating with Macy’s! For the past two weeks, the store’s Herald Square flagship has dedicated their windows to Jessica Simpson Collection’s fall line, and Jessica tells PEOPLE exclusively that it’s “a total thrill for me. I feel privileged just to be in business with such an iconic store.” She continues, “And it is an honor to know that Macy’s respects and believes in my brand so much that they chose to feature the Fall collection in the windows at one of their flagship stores! WOW…I feel blessed.”

But that’s not the only way that Jessica teaming up with Macy’s this fall — she’s also a part of their Come Together campaign, which is working with Feeding America to help families in need. And while Jessica may be goofing around in the star-filled commercial for the campaign — “I get to throw a baguette at Tommy Hilfiger, which is fun,” she jokes — she is deeply committed to the cause. “Hopefully this commercial will help raise money for Feeding America. It’s such an incredible charity. It’s amazing the numbers of how many people are hungry in America,” Jessica says. And Simpson is also helping the cause by throwing her own Coming Together dinner party to raise money. “I’ll definitely throw a dinner party. It might not be as tidy as a Martha Stewart dinner party, but I will cook up some good food – Southern style!” Jessica even has a guest-of-honor in mind. “The one person I would love to have at my dinner party is Dolly Parton. She’s always good with the laughter and the one liners.” Can we come too? Go behind the scenes with Jessica, Mariah Carey, Usher, Queen Latifah and more at youtube.com/macys and read more about the Coming Together campaign here. –additional reporting by K.C. Baker


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D on

Jules and Jaylee and Cari – So what if she sniffs, looks, signs her name and does not design her clothes. She’s making money…hug a root and be happy. And who are you again???? HAAAAAA

bren on

Can’t stand her, but I’m glad we don’t have to hear “try” to sing and see her “try” to act. Stick to the fashion stuff.

amy on

I agree that I think she just signs off on this line, but good for her to make the bucks! Don’t sing or act PLEASE! Stick to what works and apparently the fashion line works. Don’t know her, so don’t know if she is as fake as she appears! SO glad Romo got rid of her though, go back to Carrie!!!!

Jules on

That’s what I’m saying: I got into the wrong job field. I want to sit back and sniff and nod and make bank. I’m not sure I wanna hug a root, though. Is that like gardening? :p I’m jules, since you asked.

Jeanine on

Her shoes, handbags, and perfume, and clothes are adorable. Good for you Jessica!

Narcissa on

She may be a ditzy blonde, but she knows her fashion and she sure knows her shoes! I LOVE her line, it’s absolutely FABULOUS!

fran on

i dont understand why people make comments like, “did she study fashion design?”… no, i’m sure she didn’t but what qualifications does anyone have to promote something? didn’t realize you needed qualifications to promote such lines.

Michele on

To the idiot who asked what ” qualifications” she has to design or merchandise clothes/fragrances… it may not occur to you but some people in the world have a natural inclination toward fashion and are born with good taste! They also have assistance with design and marketing concepts. Although admittedly I am not a big fan of her music, I do think she has fashion savvy and I love her clothing,shoe and purse lines!

Jules on

WOW, I get called an idiot for knowing fashion and chicken/tuna gal is heralded as a patron saint of fashion? Good enough.

You might want to know at least a little about something you sell in order to sell it. Longetivity. When she designs for chanel or one of the big houses, then I’ll bow down quietly. I’ve seen her stuff at Ross-name brands for less, marked down to like $8 for her coveted shoes. I’ve yet to see Karl end up there.

caitlinh on

Jules – you must be extremely unattractive and bitter!?! Post your picture and we’ll judge you accordingly. For sure, you can’t get a gig like Jessica. STOP BSing about her!

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