Top 10 Celebrity Fashion Designers

By Claire Cudahy,

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.

Victoria Beckham at the launch of her fashion collection at Harvey Nichols on February 17, 2012 in London, England


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.

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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.

Singer Beyonce Knowles arriving at a fundraising event for President Obama on March 19 2012 in New York City Philip Vaughan or



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.

Justin Timberlake at the 'In Time' photocall at Villa Magna Hotel on November 3, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.


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.

Pharrell Williams arriving for the 84th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles.


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.

Twenty8Twelve designers Sienna Miller (R) and her sister Savannah, pose for photographers during the launch of their new collection at Selfridges, in London March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT FASHION SOCIETY)


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.

Rachel Bilson at The Art of Elysium's 5th Annual Heaven Gala. (Los Angeles, CA)


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.

Nicole Richie at Macy's Celebrates Fashion Star, With Elle Macpherson, Nicole Richie And John Varvatos at Macy's Herald Square on March 13, 2012 in New York City.


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.

Singer Gwen Stefani walk the runway at her L.A.M.B. fashion show at Lincoln Center on September 16, 2010 in New York City. *** ***


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.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen arriving at the New York premiere of 'Nine' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 15 2009 in New York City *** ***



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