Celebrities starting clothing lines...

make-up junkie

What does everyone think of celebrities starting clothing lines? Paris Hilton just came out with a shoe line, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen have multiple lines most recently Elizabeth and James at Holt Renfrew, and now even reality tv stars like Lauren Conrad who has a exclusively at Khols. I have to admit - I do like some pieces from Elizabeth and James. And I do enjoy some from Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. line. I wonder how designers who put money into formal education feel about sharing the runways of Fashion Week with them...
Oct 05, 2009 @ 02:24 pm

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Lindsay Lohan

I read on NYMag that LiLo's debut was a huge flop. If I were a designer, I would be very irritated that someone with little more than their famous (or notorious!) name should be considered my competition.

Having said that, I don't see why some celebs couldn't be great designers. The industry must also allow for natural talent that requires little education to display brilliance. Education isn't everything, but most of us hugely benefit from structured study.
Oct 05, 2009 @ 10:26 pm
make-up junkie

Oh LiLo!

I read about LiLo's horrible flop too! The clothes were horrible - like really heart pasty's??

I agree - there are celebrities that probably who have a natural design sense. I think it's got to be a mixture of both formal training and a natural talent for designing.
Oct 08, 2009 @ 11:26 am
Fabulously Broke

Some are doing great

Victoria Beckham's line looks fantastic.. it's very HER. Tight clothing, belted.. it's really her style and her influence in the line.

So do the Olsens' ... Elizabeth & James looked very wearable as well.

And don't get me started on Gwen's LAMB line.. so cute. Her shoes are freaking awesome too. I saw a pair of them on the TV series Dollhouse with a zippered back? Couldn't stop drooling.

However, none are "affordable"! *sigh*
Nov 02, 2009 @ 04:07 pm

Not impressed with Celeb Designers

Yes, some work out. Mary Kate and Ashley's line is nice, so is Gwen's L.A.M.B.
But why can't celebs stick to what made them famous? LiLo should stick to acting. Paris Hilton should stick to being rich and partying. (LOL!)
But I think there are getting to be too many wannabe labels from celebs!
Nov 02, 2009 @ 04:12 pm

Celebs Are Lame

I think celebs get bored and then they have no idea what to do. BUT luckily they have a team of money makers. If it is not a fragrance.. it is a clothing line or a combination of both. I can only imagine what they will do next! I mean Jessica Simpson's hair extensions.. they were awful..
Feb 02, 2010 @ 02:32 am

more of a brand/label than talent

I think of celebrities' designs and labels as more of a branding than anything. Sure, their name is on the product and their influence is behind the final work. But underneath it all, they have advisers and workers behind the scene who ARE in the fashion industry who understand how take their ideas and fashion them into marketable products.
Feb 02, 2010 @ 08:49 am

Great Personal Style

If the celebrity has a great personal style then I say, go for it!!. I personally love Rihanna's style so if she ever decided to launch a line, I would be very interested in it provided it is affordable. Victoria Beckham also has a great personal style and you can see that reflected in her line.
But not all celebrities can pull it off and most are too expensive. I feel most celebrities launch lines to sell their name rather than the fashions and I can bet that most do not involve themselves in the creative process of their line.
May 28, 2010 @ 07:12 pm

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