Without a doubt, celebrities are fashion icons and trendsetters. By collaborating with stylists, they are able to look their best during red carpets and other events.
Some stars are even friends with famous designers like Giorgio Armani, Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli, and more.
Taking advantage of their influence, some celebrities start a fashion venture to earn more money besides their Hollywood projects and endorsement deals. Read on to learn about the top 10 celebrities who launched their own fashion lines that became a big hit.
10. - 9. Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen
Net Worth: $100 million
The Olsen twins break the fashion industry with their very own brand, The Row. The twins launched the fashion line in 2006, selling all kinds of clothing and accessories for men and women. The Row has been nominated for a lot of awards because of the sophisticated and minimalist pieces.
According to industry insiders, the estimated net sales of the fashion line are anywhere between $40 million and $50 million. The brand launches collections for different seasons, and the price per piece is between $500 and $3,000. The price tag is quite expensive compared to other brands; however, these are designer pieces with high-quality materials.
8. Gwen Stefani
Net Worth: $100 million
Gwen Stefani is one of the Hollywood celebrities that turn heads during red carpets because of her bold and sophisticated style. Her liking with prints and bold details became her style footprint, with animal print pants, embroidered dresses, and metallic pieces.
Gwen’s fashion line, L.A.M.B., started with a clothing line, and now Gwen just focuses on designing eyewear. According to reports, the fashion line has a net sales of $10 million. The singer proudly says that she designs most of the eyewear collections.
Net Worth: $150 million
It didn’t come as a surprise when the Canadian singer and rapper, Drake, launched his own fashion line called OVO. Drake shows off sleek style with colorful shirts, minimalist sweaters, studded pants, and headwear.
OVO, or October’s Very Own, is a fashion line for people who love comfortable clothes in the form of sweatshirts, pants, and oversized shirts. Drake describes his style as laidback; that’s why he wants to sell clothes that are comfortable to wear, too.
6. Serena Williams
Net Worth: $180 million
Serena Williams not only shows off her sense of style on the red carpets but also during tennis matches. She loves wearing colorful bodysuits and skirts on the court, complete with head accessories. In fact, her iconic catsuit is a stunner, even though it was banned by the Tennis Federation committee.
Williams’ fashion line Serena was launched last year. Aside from outerwear, the brand also sells dresses, runway pieces, tops, accessories, and pants. The brand represents Serena Williams’ sophisticated and powerful presence, with pieces that complement the body.
5. Jessica Simpson
Net Worth: $200 million
One of the celebrities who made it into the fashion industry is Jessica Simpson. Her love for fashion and style made her create a brand under her name in 2006. In partnership with Nine West co-founder Vince Camuto, they were able to stretch across 22 licenses. Jessica Simpson’s brand was reported to have $1 billion in net sales, according to Forbes.
The line sells a lot of things, particularly clothing and accessories. Through the years, Jessica has added swimwear to the collection, as well as luggage and handbags. Today, the brand is already an icon alongside other clothing brands.
4. Kanye West
Net Worth: $240 million
Kanye West officially launched his Yeezy clothing in 2015, and since then, the brand has evolved into a street style staple. The iconic shoes are not just stylish but also comfortable enough to be running shoes. These shoes provide a feeling as if one is walking on clouds. The style is basically athleisure, which goes well with both casual and sportswear.
Today, the brand values at billions of dollars, with projected sales of $1.5 billion in 2019. Celebrities can be seen wearing Yeezy shoes, most especially the Kardashians. Kanye releases new collections per season, and in most stores, new arrivals sell out like pancakes.
3. Victoria Beckham
Net Worth: $300 million
When it comes to luxury fashion, Victoria Beckham’s brand definitely hits the sweet spot. As a designer herself, Victoria creates pieces that are wearable for both formal and casual affairs. What’s memorable about the design are the vintage cuts and neutral colors. If the dresses are not red, they’re either black, brown, or white.
According to financial reports, the brand earns approximately 15 million pounds a year. Clothing pieces are available at Barneys New York in the United States and Farfetch in the United Kingdom. The clothes and other items can also be seen at Net-A-Porter, Mytheresa and directly on her website.
2. Ellen DeGeneres
Net Worth: $450 million
Another fashion line owned by celebrities is ED by Ellen. It is a lifestyle brand owned by comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The host’s love for comfortable and sleek clothing is shown in her brand.
Aside from women’s clothing, ED by Ellen also sells pet garments, furniture, baby clothing, and accessories. Since its launch in 2015, the brand has thrived in the fashion industry.
1. Kylie Jenner
Aside from being a beauty mogul, youngest billionaire Kylie Jenner is also a fashion icon. She and her sister have a clothing line called Kendall + Kylie. From bodysuits to dresses and swimwear, the brand perfectly captures the interest of teens and young adults as its target market.
Kylie Jenner, with her huge following, takes advantage of social media to sell products. Her cosmetics line Kylie Cosmetics is worth $900 million. The company’s net sales are $200 million, and on its first six weeks of rollout, the company sold $54.5 million worth of products.
Celebrities also rely on other sources of income outside their acting and singing careers. With their businesses, they are able to generate more income to afford the luxurious life of being celebrities.
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