Celebrity as fashion designer
And now that that’s over, here’s something to ponder: celebrity as fashion designer. Yes? No? Just because you’re famous and are handed couture gown after flowly couture gown, does that qualify you to design clothes for the masses? Is the clothing good or is it merely appealing to our desire to emmulate our idols and get closer to god? (I hope you see the social commentary there)
Over the past few years, celebrities have jumped into the realm of fashion with perfumes, ready-to-wear lines, shoes, and even hair extensions (*cough* Jessica Simpson *cough*) Some of it is good and some of it is total trash but the classier the celeb, the higher my hopes are.
So, imagine my elation when I saw that Penelope Cruz and her sister were designing a line for my favorite store…Mango! Here’s my question:
How can a woman who is so gorgeous and looks like this:
design something like this?:
Yes. You are looking at a jersey jumpsuit. I’m not even sure how that got from her head, to the drawing board, past the fashion editors, past the marketing folks, and past the store employees!!
I mean, to be honest, there are occasions where a jumpsuit is appropriate. Last March, I as invited to a party where everyone was required to wear a jumpsuit so I went into the costume room in the basement (I *heart* my house) and pulled out a hideous shoulder-padded jumble of 80’s grandeur and went on my merry way. But in ordinary life? I say this with sincere conviction: jumpsuits should not be allowed in polite company.
So yes, celebrity as designer: good, bad, or ugly?