Designers and Fashion Insiders Sound Off on Celebrity Designers
Is celebrity fashion talented or tacky? Once used as clothes hangers to pump prestige of fashion stylistas, celebs have now mutinied and are putting their names on everything from perfume to Chihuahua jewelry.
Fashion designers are sounding off. Commerce may be behind the sour gripes but profit is the motivating goal driving the new flavor celebrities cashing in on their own brand.
What's in a name? It may be time to look closer and see the contents beyond the label.
As the billion dollar fashion market gluts with foo-foo water and so-called deseigner fashions vying for consumer dollars, it's time to ask: Is it smelling like a rose? Or a buck?
Celebrity used to sparkle, but even thought shiny names are as headline comfy as corporate fast eateries, all that glitters should not necessarily be sold as gold, or talent.
Both Mastroianni and June Weir-Baron, a former editor at Vogue and Women's Wear Daily, agree that in this celebrity-obsessed culture, it is easier for retailers to sell a brand with built-in name recognition and publicity than to gamble on a talented unknown.
It's a mixed bag. ABC reports:
source: abc news