10 Fantastic Celebrity Fashion Lines
Ready to bring a little celebrity style into your life? Let’s take a look at the top clothing lines from celebrity designers.
DUBGEE by Whoopi Goldberg
Available through Amazon, Macy's, Ashley Stewart, and Neiman Marcus, Whoopi Goldberg's clothing line DUBGEE (a phonetic take on her initials W.G.) is all about sizing; the line generously runs from small to plus sized. And the clothing line that debuted in 2019 has an equally wide price span, with pieces running from about $90 to $400, something to fit just about every budget. Whoopi stresses comfort with her clothing, which includes stretchy pants, sweatshirts, and loose-fitting dresses.
Beyoncé's Ivy Park
Beyoncé has had a few fashion-line missteps through the years. Her House of Deréon fashion line tanked in 2012. She partnered with Topshop for an activewear line in 2016, but things got bumpy with that partnership and she ended up taking total control in 2018. Since then, Ivy Park (named for her daughter Blue Ivy and her company Parkwood Entertainment) has had a good run. The popular athleisure line, which sells sportswear including swimwear and workout clothing, now has a successful collaboration with Adidas.
Draper James from Reese Witherspoon
Raised in Nashville, Reese Witherspoon brings her native Southern style to Draper James, named for her grandmother Dorothea Draper and her grandfather William James Witherspoon. The clothing line, which launched in 2015, is one of the few celebrity brands to have brick-and-mortar stores, with locations in Nashville, Atlanta, and Lexington, Kentucky.
Lena Dunham Partners with 11 Honoré
The star of HBO's Girls forged the first-ever celebrity partnership with 11 Honoré, a luxury retailer that focuses on plus-sized women. Lena Dunham's line debuted earlier this year with just five items: two shirts, a dress, a skirt, and a blazer. Dunham says the designs are inspired by feminist icons she recalls from the 90s, those who would wear men's clothing and proudly sport unkempt looks. Items in her line are named after some of her favorite places in New York City, such as the DeLuca skirt for the Dean and DeLuca Store.
Justin Timberlake with William Rast
Timberlake has been in the fashion biz since 2006 when he and his pal Trace Ayala founded William Rast; it's named after Justin's grandfather William and Trace's grandfather Rast. As this clothing line is all about denim, many of us suspected that it would be a total failure. At least those who remember Timberlake's infamous denim disaster at the 2001 American Music Awards. But William Rast works! Their premium jeans and jackets are quite popular.
The Jessica Simpson Collection
Jessica Simpson got into the fashion game just before Justin, launching her clothing brand in 2006. But while Timberlake found niche success Simpson now sits at the head of a whopping billion-dollar business (that's annual sales of one billion with a b!). You can find Jessica's wares online and in department stores across America, with everything from sneakers and dress shoes, to workout wear, jeans, and dresses. All priced for the average consumer with lots of items costing under $20.
Two Brands from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
They may not match Jessica Simpson in bulk sales, but Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen could be considered the greatest success story in celebrity fashion. The Full House stars began with zero fanfare, not even giving interviews about The Row line they launched in 2006. They wanted the label to stand on its own and it did, eventually landing a prestigious award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and earning the twins a solid spot in the fashion-design world. The two are also behind the fashion brand Elizabeth and James (named for their brother and sister, actress Elizabeth Olsen).
Nicole Richie Rocks Some Awesome Looks
Nicole Richie has come a long, long way since her reality TV days with her bestie Paris Hilton. Richie is now a well-respected designer and the creative force behind House of Harlow 1960, which began as a line of jewelry and accessories with style roots in rock and roll. The brand has since expanded to include shoes and a line of clothing in collaboration with the powerhouse e-tailer Revolve.
Inclusive Lingerie from Rihanna
On the heels of her successful collaboration with Puma in 2014, Rihanna rolled out Fenty Fashion in 2017 (after her birth name, Robyn Rihanna Fenty). The next year she made headlines with her Savage x Fenty collection, an inclusive lingerie line that offers items for plus-sized women. Earlier this year, Fenty was put on pause, making its future uncertain but not taking away from its awesomeness.
Kate Hudson's Fabletics
The name promises fabulous athletic wear, and Fabletics delivers! Actress Kate Hudson started the brand in 2013 as an online-only shop and now has over 50 stores all across the United States. While originally conceived to create workout wear for women, and as a competitor of Lululemon, the line has since expanded to include lots of offerings for men. Kate's brother, actor Oliver Hudson, joined the company to co-create the men's line, and comedian Kevin Hart joined the brand in 2020.
Seems like famous clothing lines from fashionable celebrities are just about everywhere these days, and affordable enough for almost everyone. So, you don’t have to be a star to dress like one.Written by William McCleary for Knockaround.