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If you haven’t seen Bridesmaids yet, then you won’t know that actress Melissa McCarthy basically stole the show right out from under her co-stars. And now that she’s made millions of people laugh their faces off (and won an Emmy for her efforts in the TV show Mike and Molly), she’s going to address something she’s been thinking about since she was a kid: plus-sized clothing.
It’s not like we’re surprised or anything, but we have to say we’re really impressed with the line of sportswear inspired by civil rights activist and former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Celebrity stylist Louise Roe has been all over the front rows at New York Fashion Week — we saw her everywhere from Rebecca Taylor to Milly, chatting with celebrities and taking it all in. But in an email interview, Roe told Styleite that sometimes, she doesn’t even pay attention to what’s coming down the runway.
Mark your calendars, America: Queen Latifah will launch her first clothing line with an appearance on HSN this August 27th. Just make sure you don’t call the clothes plus-size, and everyone will be OK.
We like to think we have a fairly high tolerance for celebrity clothing lines, but this one really takes the cake. Hilary Swank — she of Boys Don’t Cry and consistently good, if relatively innocuous red carpet dresses — is working on what WWD described as “an apparel collection with an athletic bend.” Oh, dear.
After a day of thinking that Jenni J-Woww Farley‘s clothing line Filthy Couture had been closed and that the danger of a nationwide lace-and-rhinestone epidemic had been averted, word is the company was never really closed to begin with.
Unlike a certain Cruise, celeb-heir Lourdes Leon has managed to keep a pretty low profile. But now that Madonna‘s eldest is all of 13 and has a clothing line to promote, it seems mom is finally letting little Lola loose.
Not to be outdone by wannabe designers from The Jersey Shore or fellow musician Liam Gallagher, Madonna will release a private label line of juniors clothing for Macy‘s in August, just in time for little material girls all over the country to buy clothes for back to school.
Oh, how we love celebrity fashion labels. Nowadays even the mildly famous can get in on the rag trade and sew their personality into overpriced t-shirts and so-so bags. And now, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is getting in on the act. The New York Times reports the singer was recently sauntering around New York to promote his label Pretty Green, which made its US debut in April.
Alber Elbaz and his floppy bowtie are so adorable to look at that sometimes you forget the sheer genius that lies in his round smiling head. But Elbaz sat down with Style.com for the sixth installment of their “Future of Fashion” series and the resulting conversation forever removed any doubts. Also, he unabashedly likes bloggers! We do have one quibble and that’s his stance on The Great Weight Debate, but we’ll let you read it for yourself.
Now, at 60 years old, Twiggy is re-entering the fashion scene (as if her presence had ever left) with an affordable Home Shopping Network line, Twiggy London. And since she knows firsthand how harsh the industry can be on size and how steep the cost of great clothes can be, she wanted to make sure everyone could get a piece of the goods.
Celebrity brands come and go as quickly as last season’s Balmain blazers went out of style. A book could be written about the awful and often poorly-made garments some of these celebrities have put on the racks of respectable stores. Instead, we’d like to look on the bright side and thank those celebrities who have done it right — those who’s clothing lines could easily succeed without their name attached to it.