On Set with Saks: Rag & Bone for Key to the Cure

See images from their campaign shoot with Saturday Night Live cast members past and present.

When we found out that not only Saturday Night Live, but David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone were coming together for Saks’ Key to the Cure (KTTC) campaign, we had to get a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot. The duo sat down with us and let us in on their design process behind KTTC’s first-ever unisex T-shirt, 100% of whose proceeds will benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund.

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When we found out that not only Saturday Night Live, but David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone were coming together for Saks’ Key to the Cure (KTTC) campaign, we had to get a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot. The duo sat down with us and let us in on their design process behind KTTC’s first-ever unisex T-shirt, 100% of whose proceeds will benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund.

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SAKSPOV: How did your involvement with Key to the Cure come about?

DAVID NEVILLE: This partnership really came from Saks’ perspective – it’s their incredible on-going initiative and we were delighted to support it by designing the Key to the Cure T-shirt this year. Personally, my mother’s a doctor in England and she’s very active in this space so it’s great for me to be able to play a small part in the US for the cause. We’re excited that Saks put so much behind this – their campaign really helps to raise awareness and funds for such a worthy cause. We’re honored to be a part of it.

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You were given a blank canvas for the t‑shirt. How did you come up with the final concept?

MARCUS WAINWRIGHT: We did quite a lot of different things. It was quite hard to do because there’s no logo to use. In the end we just wanted a t‑shirt that would be cool – a shirt that a guy or a girl could wear and want to wear more than once, while also being instantaneously recognizable with the cause.

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Are you guys big SNL fans?

David: As we grew up in England, we don’t have the education that American people do because we didn’t grow up with it, but we’re big fans of the modern day SNL we’re familiar with – Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. It’s incredible – an American TV institution!

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How did you approach creating the ensemble you designed for your SNL character, Mary Katherine Gallagher?

David: We watched sketches and thought she was pretty hilarious. It was easy for us to do then.

It was a community where everyone voted?

David: Not the whole place, but yeah, a few people voted on what they wanted to do. There are a lot of people there. It would have taken forever.

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It’s Miley Cyrus. It’s Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy. No, It’s Vanessa Bayer! 

In terms of your experience with other cancer organizations, what does it mean to you personally to have this opportunity to lend an artistic lens to the cause?

Marcus:  I’ve known people that have either had cancer or been affected by it and it’s amazing to be able to support research for a cure through design and, via SNL, humor.

Be charitable as you get fashionable with Rag & Bone’s Key to the Cure unisex tee.

Interview by Qianna Smith

Photos by Fernando Colon


SNL Celebrates 40 Years with Key to the Cure

In participation with Saks, top New York designers put their spin on iconic SNL characters to benefit women's cancer research.

Saturday Night Live, our Rockefeller Center neighbor, is turning 40 this year. You may already know that we’ve started off the celebrations with our Key to the Cure (KTTC) campaign, which features some of best cast members from yesterday and today in this year’s tee, designed by Rag & Bone.

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Molly Shannon’s Mary Katherine Gallagher

Rag & Bone: Chamber Wool Vest  I  Stealth Cotton Shirt  I  Clemence Pleated Plaid-Blocked Skirt

The t-shirt dropped last week, so you still have time to pick one up. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation‘s Women’s Cancer Research Foundation.

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Saturday Night Live, our Rockefeller Center neighbor, is turning 40 this year. You may already know that we’ve started off the celebrations with our Key to the Cure (KTTC) campaign, which features some of best cast members from yesterday and today in this year’s tee, designed by Rag & Bone.

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Molly Shannon’s Mary Katherine Gallagher

Rag & Bone: Chamber Wool Vest  I  Stealth Cotton Shirt  I  Clemence Pleated Plaid-Blocked Skirt

The t-shirt dropped last week, so you still have time to pick one up. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation‘s Women’s Cancer Research Foundation.

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Kristen Wiig’s Gilly

Suno: Stretch Silk Mixed-Print Dress

Naturally, we couldn’t just let it end there. Tom Broecker, SNL’s superior Costume Designer, took our collaborative effort one step further and tapped some of New York’s best designers to create their own spin on the ensembles of some of the show’s most beloved characters.

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Gilda Radner’s Lisa Loopner

Alice + Olivia: Laura Collared Polka Dot Wool Sweater  I  High-Waisted Plaid Shorts

From October 16 – October 19, 2% of the sales from these Saks-exclusive pieces will be donated to help benefit a local and national women’s cancer charity.

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Elizabeth and James: Dylan Cropped Varsity Sweatshirt  I  Kelly Flared Cotton Skirt

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Kristen Wiig’s Karina of The Californians & Chris Kattan’s Mango

Diane von Furstenberg: Floral-Print Silk Wrap Maxi Dress

Alexander Wang: Leather Track Shorts

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Jane Curtin’s Prymaat of The Coneheads

Eugenia Kim: Marley Ribbed Wool Beanie

Take home the exciting character/designer pairings Tom Broecker cooked up for Key to the Cure.


Saks on Set: The Saks Exclusive Burberry Heritage Trench

Burberry's iconic gabardine trench - three styles, three colors. See the behind-the-scenes of our photo shoot with the British icon.

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Is there an item of clothing as quintessential British as the Burberry trench coat? It’s been over 100 years since the iconic garment was patented by Thomas Burberry and a century later, there are still new ways to breathe new life into the this totem of English style.

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On Set with Saks in New York’s Financial District

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Is there an item of clothing as quintessential British as the Burberry trench coat? It’s been over 100 years since the iconic garment was patented by Thomas Burberry and a century later, there are still new ways to breathe new life into the this totem of English style.

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On Set with Saks in New York’s Financial District

Available exclusively at Saks, the Burberry Heritage trench coat is not your every day trench. These designs, which come in three fits (long, short, mid-length) and three colors (honey, stone and black) are as precise to the archival DNA of the gabardine garment as possible. The Heritage trench coat are all made in northern England, in Castleford – the home of the trench, where the unmatched craftsmanship and attention to detail has persevered through the years.

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Protection, durability and comfort – those are the essential three tenets of what comes from a Burberry Heritage trench coat. Made from gabardine cotton, these pieces were originally constructed for military personnel, though it was also known to accompany explorers in the poles. The construction and the material were both made strong enough to withstand even the most crippling weather conditions on the planet. Though, truth be told, the Heritage trench has seen more fabulous days than that in the past century. Explorers, military, royals, Hollywood’s A-list – the appeal of the trench is not to be taken for granted.

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From Dusk Till Dawn – A Sliver of Sun Starts to Creep in as the Shoot Comes to a Close

Burberry-Heritage-Trench-Women-Saks-Exclusive Westminster Mid-Length Heritage Trench  I  Sandringham Long Heritage Trench Coat  I  Kensington Short Heritage Trench

 

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Kensington Heritage Trench Coat (mid) I Wiltshire Heritage Trench Coat (long) I Sandringham Heritage Trench Coat (short)

The Burberry Heritage Trench Coat collection is available in-stores in Beverly Hills and New York.

Bring home a British classic today with the Saks exclusive Burberry Heritage Trench Coat Collection.