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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Anna on

AWESOME! I LOVE HER LINE! The window display is Beautiful!! Love it!!

Mrs J.P. on

Good for Jessica. Her fragrance is FABULOUS and love her clothes, and the rest if her line.

Good for her and doing all this positive stuff.

GO JESSICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone else says different about Jessica is just jealous over her and is a loser too =)!

Pantha on

She is so adorable… Team Jessica all the way! I would buy anything this doll is selling. She has a wonderful sense of style and she is a complete ICON! Love you Jessica!!!

Jennifer on

Go Jessica! I love her. She has such a great business going on for herself and I think people forget that. My budget is pretty tight right now, otherwise I’d be buying up all her shoes and clothes for fall!

caitlinh on

Jessica Simpson is a true American beauty and talent. Love her beauty, line, talent, and everything about her!

GO JESSICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALI on

NOT a talented singer by any means but I will say she does make cute shoes and clothes… so for that I say “Way to Go Jess”


CONGRATS Jessica!!!… I love her line especially her shoes, they are gorgeous!

L on

Her shoes are not great, i bet her clothes will also have the same cheap feel. she needs to find something she is actually good at. away from retail and entertainment.

Jaylee on

Has she studied fashion design? What qualifications does she have to promote fashion and fragrance? I don’t get it.

Addison on

i love her shoes. its so nice to hear she’s helping out a good cause(:

Arnavut on

I am addicted to her shoes. Her style is unbelievable.

Good for Jessica. She is doing her thang, ;o)

K-Goody on

I wish Ashlee would make a line… :[

Jules on

haha, jaylee. They are all “serious” designers now, and I’m surprised how many are being backed by serious designers. I guess it pays to brand a name, afterall. I bet she couldn’t name you two high notes wrt fragrance and how to balance them w/low notes.

Donna on

Who cares, she is still as dumb as a door nail

Cari on

She does not make any of the clothes and she does not design it. She just has her name on them.

Jules on

I don’t mean to sound obtuse, but that is really it, Cari? She just sniffs, looks, and signs off her name? Man, I went into the wrong vocation back in the day. (and yes, I’m TOTALLY jealous!). :-D

Although, if that is true, it makes me want it even less now.

TLA on

Ok how is being wasteful and throwing food around on a tv commercial a positive way to promote feeding the hungry.






Regina on

Love Jessica’s Collection and esp her Handbags!

Jules on

Del-I guess you’ve never seen her wear uggs, leggings, and an oversized shirt in LA. Yeah, the biting….balmy LA days really call for uggs when you’re shopping. And we know of her love of louis, but goodness, you don’t have to wear all your monogram at once together, there, ms. fashionista.

I tease. ;)

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!

D on

It appears you know her personally Jules by the way you attack her abilities. How do you know she doesn’t know anything about what she sells? And what are you selling or promoting? Admit it you are a root hugger and we understand your frustration. Jess will not mind it that you are taking your frustration out on her…she will continue to be fine $$$$$$.

caitlinh on

Very nice post, D. As Americans, why can’t we be supportive of one another and be happy for our fellow Americans if they are successful and happy. What’s so hard being a nice person?

Jessica and everyone else deserve to see positive comments and support.

Dawn on


NJBaker on

Ugh! Macy’s windows need stuff ‘designed’ y Jessica Simpson like Jessica Simpson ‘needs’ you people to wish her luck. On her worst day, she’s got more luck – and money! – than you can even dream of – and yet you – who have nothing – wish her -who with a big smile and big boobs has already had and acheived more thean she’s a right to – more.


What’s wrong with this picture??

Lisa on

Don’t like her, her clothes, her shoes, her sister, her father, her mother, her best friend. But I love her dog

Annie on

Hey Jules when does your line come out? And when can we see you promoting it in ads?

Samantha on

I LOVE Jessica Simpson’s line. Can’t wait to see it in stores. :) I’ll definitely buy stuff.

Paula on

I love Jessica Simpson. She has beautiful taste and is classy!

Kasee on

Jules, I don’t think she ever compared herself to Karl Lagerfeld. Some of us can’t afford Chanel, so it’s nice when Jessica creates things that are cute and affordable. Also, do you think that people like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein craft everything that comes out with their name on it? No, they have other designers working under their name. I wouldn’t buy something specifically because it has her name on it, but I wouldn’t not buy it for that reason either. I think someone is jealous.

Rac on

I love yer purses….can’t count how many I have…LOL!!!

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em on

Where is the Macy’s window displaying Jessica’s Chili Cookoff look? Where is the unflattering mom jeans and double leopard print belt ensemble this “fashion savvy designer” made headlines with a few months ago?

s on

she’s so pretty!

Beau Tachs on

I think it is a perfect match up….a talentless & classless celebrity shilling for an equally horrible retailer…

At least it will be better than the current windows which look like pig excrement.

Elda on

you guys suck just like Jessica!! Affended because the truth hurts!! I’m out of here!

Jan on

Way to go! Success is the best revenge. Prove all the nay sayers wrong.

Melanie on

I love Jessica Simpson and just found a pair of her shoes that are being auctioned off!


Joe Simpson on

“She just is sexy. If you put her in a T-shirt or you put her in a bustier, she’s sexy in both. She’s got double Ds! You can’t cover those suckers up!”

Joe Simpson

Cirque on

Jessica has a good soul and kindhearted and I cannot understand why the public loves to put her down and takes everything she says or does out of context. I guess no one can see beyond the blond hair and beautiful face and it is easier to label her as a bimbo rather than an intelligent smart woman that she is who unfortunately is underappreciated by the guys she hook up with. Nick, John and Tony will all fade into oblivion through the years and this woman will continue to carve a name for herself. She will not fade away. Hopefully she will find happiness and someone who will appreciate her.

N on

Team Jessica 4 sure! Love you & your sexy stilletos! Keep them coming…

Mary on

Called Jessica Simpson a fashion icon is like calling Hitler a little misunderstood , what a joke , do you even know the definition of the word

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VankieB on

Jessica is pretty and does have a nice and sweet personality. Her talents are: designing cute stuffs (though the quality isn’t that good)and singing good. I don’t know why people have always given her bad comments about her singing??? Compared to many others (Carrie Underwoods, ect.)who are taken more serious than her, I believe Jessica’s singing is much better. I do admit that her acting skill isn’t good. She really needs to take some acting classes. Other than that, she’s perfect. At all times (especially nowadays), our society all need someone so nice, sweet, and sincere like her so that it can be peaceful always and forever. Love her!!!!

Павел on

Мне вот интересно, а есть тут кто-то, кто не согласен с автором ? :)

нeзaбyдкa on

А комментарии тут реально интересные. Буду следить за комментариями и дальше ;)


Занятно. Значит нужно какие-то поправки вносить.

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