Thursday, March 20, 2008

Random Thoughts - Celebrity Fashion Lines

Nicole Richie, Hilary Duff, Katie Holmes, Lauren Conrad, Paris Hilton. These are only a few in the many names on the Celebrity Fashion Line list, surely with more to come. It seems to be the new fad in Hollywood along with sex tapes (not really that new) and adopting children from foreign countries.

I keep asking myself however, what makes them qualified to design clothing? How much of the design process are they really involved in? The style that they are praised for; is their personal style or is it simply the work of a talented stylist?

There are the select few that seem to be serious about what they are doing such as Gwen Stefani and more recently, Nicky Hilton. However, in my opinion, most seem to want to do it simply because they can. There are many truly talented fashion designers in the world that unfortunately will never get the chance to experience it because they do not have the money and connections to do so. These are the people who live and breathe fashion every day and who should be the ones gracing the runways with their awe inspiring designs.

The more of these celeb lines that come out, the less the fashion industry will be taken seriously. Fashion will no longer be viewed as an art but simply as another means for the already rich and famous to get more rich and famous. I, for one, would not like to see this happen to one of the most expressive art forms in history.

You've read my thoughts on this matter. Do you agree/disagree?


Sheerilee said...

I completely agree with you. I think I'll stop keeping up with the headlines about the rich and famous clicks. Yes some real talent in fashion design should be recognized.

Danz said...

Yeah the reason their lines do so well is because of popularity. Many people want to own a piece simply because they're a fan of the person or some just out of curiosity. Real fashion designers have only have their talent to rely on and a lot of the time that isn't enough.