As if the uniquely energetic interior design godhead Jonathan Adler didn't have enough to do decorating houses, appearing on cable TV, and designing home furnishings, on Wednesday, May 12, he launched a quirky-fun line of clothes for 7 For All Mankind, better known as 7 jeans, in New York.
Yes, the author of the hilarious interior guide and coffee-table book "My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living"; the pop-inspired interior guru who designed The Parker, a hip hotel in Palm Springs and designer Nanette Lepore's townhouse in Manhattan; and the man who, meanwhile, hawks his own furniture, campy-unique pottery, retro lighting, and fun, bright rugs at 12 eponymous stores from Boston to Miami to Santa Monica, has now designed an abbreviated line of upbeat clothing for 7.
At the 7 For All Mankind store in SoHo, Adler debuted polo shirts with funky logos, striped and pink gingham dress shirts, and countless variations on the skinny jean. "I love 7," said Adler. I wanted to make the line accessible. A lot of the inspiration and icons came from my interior collection: the little pipe, the rope heart (both emblems on polo shirts).
Adler's jeans philosophy: "They need to make you look taller and thinner," he says. "The fit people at 7 helped." Adler, who also designed cords for 7, tells Luxist, "I rock a white cord from 7 every day." Numerous celebs stopped by to pay homage to Adler and to his husband, Simon Doonan, the hilarious author of "Confessions of a Window Dresser" and "Wacky Chicks," as well as the creative director of Barneys New York. Naturally, all discussed their jeans preferences. "I have one pair of 7s I wear every single day," offered Abigail Breslin, of "Little Miss Sunshine" fame.