Oscar-winning American Idol star Jennifer Hudson is the latest celebrity with no discernible design background to marginalize the word “designer.” She does, however, profess a “lifelong love of fashion.” And apparently she designed her wedding dress. So says WWD.
Anyway, the collection will be sold exclusively through QVC. The angle, of course, is that Hudson famously shed 80 lbs and so she can “design” for a size 16 and a size 6. Sigh:
“I feel like I represent every woman. I’ve been on both sides of the fence. I’ve been a big girl and now whatever this is, the average size, whatever you want to call it. But I wanted the clothes to be where any girl could wear it — no matter what size you are — and you could feel comfortable in it.”
Pieces range from a $50 pair of pull-on ponte leggings with trapunto quilting over the knees to a sheer $75 maxi skirt. Prices cap at $170, for outerwear. Hudson–like every celebrity who does this–swears that “every single piece is something she would wear herself.”
The prosiacally named Jennifer Hudson Collection for QVC hits QVC in September.
(Photo via WWD)