We’ve all seen celebrities owning the red carpet, perfectly coiffed and dressed as though they just strutted off the catwalk but we know that someone else has most likely dressed them so when celebrities launch fashion lines it is always met some scepticism. But then you have the likes of Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen who absolutely smash any reservations with their ludicrously successful fashion lines: Olsenboye, a kids fashion line; Elizabeth and James, targeted towards a mid-market; and The Row, a high-end line – whose combined worth is a cool $1 billion.
Other success stories include the likes of Justin Timberlake, who after a successful music career both in N’Sync and as a solo artist, co-founded the fashion label William Rast in 2005. Best known for its premium jeans, you can also expect to find tops and jackets available that help to rake in an estimated $50 million at retail each year.
One of the more surprising success stories is Victoria Beckham’s fashion line which seemingly came out of nowhere and took the world by absolute storm. Her signature styles have helped launch her fashion career and she is easily a force to be reckoned with items ranging from £600 to £6000. Now worth an estimated $95 million she counts celebrities friends such as Eva Longoria, Jessica Alba and Miranda Kerr as fans.
Nicole Richie initially launched her jewellery line House of Harlow 1960 in 2007, that consisted of relaxed, statement pieces was followed shortly by her ready-to-wear clothing line, Winter Kate. The businesses, which reflect her bohemian chic style, have an estimated worth of $3 million and have fans like Madonna and Ashlee Simpson.
Gwen Stefani is definitely in possession of one of the more quirky fashion lines L.A.M.B that reflects her colourful personality is the driving force behind the brand. The fashion line features a mix of vintage feminine and masculine silhouettes and also manufactures accessories like shoes, watches, bags and even a fragrance called “L.”