Celebrities in the Fashion Industry – Who’s Hot?
Celebrity fashion is not a new concept, but only in the past couple of decades has it become a hands-on industry for celebrities to parlay their sense of style into a business. Although some celebrities merely choose already designed clothing for their labels, many of them are now getting involved in the creative process, designing apparel, shoes, handbags, and accessories for their fashion lines. With choices from knock-around denim to luxury fashion, anyone who wants to rock an outfit like his or her favorite star can do so by going to one of the many stores that carry celebrity brands.
With the advent of music videos and massive concert productions, music stars now take more care than ever to promote their brand through fashion. Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, also known as “Posh Spice,” has added a denim line to her dVb collection. Beyonce’s House of Dereon, fashion inspired by the tight-fitting dresses her mother Tina Knowles designed for her to wear on stage, has given women the opportunity to show off their womanly curves in current fashion. Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z has Rocawear, a collection of urban fashion. Gwen Stefani of No Doubt has her L.A.M.B line that features her unique style and fashion sensibilities.
High-power businesspeople have become celebrities in recent years. Many of them have created fashion lines that give fans the opportunity to dress for success. Donald Trump’s ties are currently the number-one selling neckwear for men. Sean Combs, also known as “Diddy,” has the Sean Jean fashion collection that won him the Menswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2004.
Models and Actresses
With all the celebrity style collections coming out, many models and actresses wanted in on the action. Penelope Cruz offers her Spanish label Mango. Mary Kate and Ashley Olson have quite a following with children’s and clothing for fashion-forward young adults. Reality show celebrity Jessica Simpson has been immensely successful with her shoes, handbags, jewelry, and clothing lines. The Nicole Richie Collection is making quit a splash among fashion lovers who favor bohemian styling.
Next time a red carpet interviewer asks a famous actress “who” she is wearing, she just might answer with her own name. Other celebrities who have developed their own lines of fashion include Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, and Rachel Bilson. You will find celebrity collections of everything from luxury fashion to hip-hop street wear in many department and discount stores.