Celebrities have helped guide the evolution of fashion for decades. It’s obvious that many of us turn to models, musicians, or movie stars for fashion ideas and we are constantly on the lookout to see what our favorite celebrity is wearing. This need to dress like our idols has given rise to countless clothing lines over the years. Some better than others.
Musicians are especially notorious for turning their fashion into a business for obvious reasons. Who doesn’t want to dress like a rock star? Just a few who made a name for themselves in fashion are Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, both Will.i.am and Fergie from The Black-Eyed Peas, Pharrell Williams, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Bono, Justin Timberlake, and Rappers like Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, and Nelly
Actors strut the red carpet and use their movie star influence to sell their fashion sense to the masses. Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chloe Sevigny, Natalie Portman, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rebel Wilson, Kate Hudson, David Arquette, to name a few. Even soccer star David Beckham and his Spice Girl wife Victoria Beckham have clothing lines.
The latest example of this trend is clothing lines created by celebrities who are famous for being famous like Nicky Hilton, Nicole Richie, Pam Anderson, Lauren Conrad, Snooki from Jersey Shore, and pretty much all the Kardashians.
Some celebrity fashion lines thrive and are still going strong. Some of the most notable from musicians are L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Sean John by Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, The Jessica Simpson Collection by Jessica Simpson, and Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne. Victoria Beckam by Victoria Beckam expanded from dresses to other merchandise and made $95 million in the first year. The most notable actors-turned-fashionistas are perhaps shockingly THE OLSEN TWINS. They have had consistently successful clothing lines since they were pre-teens and have been praised for their fashion sense with CDFA awards and billions of dollars in revenue a year. Celebrity fashion is big business!
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