Are there celebrities that are actually talented designers or are they just milking their celebrity status? Celebrities who have tried their hand at designing have experienced varying degrees of success with their lines.
One of the most noted celebrity designers, Victoria Beckham, has created an empire of dresses, handbags, denim and accessories. She’s showed her collection at New York fashion week and has a strong celebrity following.
The latest celebrity to try his hand at designing is Kanye West. After collaborating with Louis Vuitton, Kanye debuted his premier collection in Paris. Much of the collection was overshadowed by Kanye’s notorious attitude and met with lackluster reviews.
Gwen Stefani has achieved mid-level success with her line L.A.M.B. that has showed at New York Fashion week and also a line of bags with Le Sportsac and her Harajuku Lovers accessories.
Nicole Richie has achieved success on a variety of levels. She recently expanded her House of Harlow jewelry line with the
addition of sunglasses, shoes and bags. She also established Winter Kate, a clothing line that echoes her bohemian style.
Rachel Zoe released her debut collection after collaborating with QVC and working as a consultant for brands like Piperlime. While retailers like Bloomingdales and Intermix picked up her collection, the originality of some of the designs did raise some eyebrows.
What are your thoughts on celebrities with fashion lines? Are there any celebrities in particular you’d love to see with a fashion line?