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It’s easy enough for a celebrity to slap their name on a clothing line to lend some star-studded endorsement to merchandise, but quite another to be a fashion designer. Here is a list of the top ten celebrities who have proven that their passion for designer duds can translate into successful clothing brands.
10. Victoria Beckham - dVb
Known for her severe silhouettes and perfect poses on the red carpet, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham launched her denim line, dVb, in 2007. She also debuted her fashion collection in 2008 at New York’s Fashion Week.
9. Jay-Z – Rocawear
Built off of the success of the rap star’s music label Roc-A-Fella Records, Rocawear began as a young men’s sportswear line and now has expanded its hip-hop inspired style to include women and children.
8. Beyonce – House of Dereon
With the help of her mother Tina Knowles, the “Single Ladies” singer launched her high-end fashion line with a flair for form-fitting dresses in 2004.
7. Justin Timberlake –William Rast
He can sing, but can he design? In 2005, the former N’SYNC singer debuted a clothing line with childhood friend Trace Ayala. William Rast is most know for its premium jeans.
6. Pharrell Williams – Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Clothing
This singer, producer, composer, and fashion designer co-founded Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream with Nigo, founder of clothing label BAPE. The luxury clothing, with flagship stores in hip areas like SoHo and New York City, is made in very limited quantities and sold for high prices.
5. Sienna Miller – Twenty8Twelve
Twenty8Twelve is a fashion collection by the British actress and her fashion designer sister, Savannah Miller. Mixing feminine pieces with a vintage-flair, the line epitomizes the fashion of its home city of London.
4. Rachel Bilson – Edie Rose
Bilson teamed up with DKNY to create a sportswear line featuring modern frocks and menswear-inspired pieces and was launched back in 2008.
3. Nicole Richie – House of Harlow 1960, Winter Kate, A Peas In the Pod, and The Nicole Richie Collection
After the resounding success of her House of Harlow 1960 accessories line, Winter Kate collection, and maternity line A Pea In the Pod, Richie unveiled her new and affordable self-titled bohemian chic clothing line, The Nicole Richie Collection.
2. Gwen Stefani – L.A.M.B
Known for her unique sense of style, the No Doubt singer has become a fashion icon with the launch of L.A.M.B (Love Angel Music Baby), which reflects Stefani’s flirty rock and roll style also present in her music.
1. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
These fashionable twins added to their growing empire with the introduction of their high fashion label, The Row. The duo also found a following for their second fashion line, Elizabeth and James, named after their younger sister and brother.