Luxe Models love a celebrity designer, so we’re ranking the top ten for originality, passion, market longevity and actual style. It takes talent to become a responsible celebrity, but it takes even more drive, passion and class to also make it as a top designer.
10 – Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham knows how to pose on the red carpet, but she’s also quite the designer. Her denim line, dVb, was launched in 2007 – coinciding with her husband David’s move to LA Galaxy. Her fashion collection was debuted at New York fashion week a year later, and has gone from strength to strength since.
9 – Jay Z
Roc-A-Fella Records is Jay Z’s successful music label, and that was the foundation for his Rocawear fashion line. It started as a young, sporty male line and has progressed into hip-hop for men, women and children.
8 – Beyoncé
We couldn’t leave out Beyoncé, whose high-end fashion label, House of Dereon, was set up with the help of her mother Tina Knowles in 2004.
7 – Justin Timberlake
Is there anything that JT can’t do? The 34-year-old heartthrob is a successful singer actor, charity fund raiser and businessman. But he’s also got his own clothes line, William Rast, a premium jeans line which was set up with childhood friend Trace Ayala.
6 – Pharrell Williams
This singer, producer, composer, and fashion designer co-founded Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream with Nigo, founder of clothing label BAPE. Based in SOHO and New York City the clothes are sold in small quantity and at high prices.
5 – Sienna Miller
The British actress’ sister Savannah is a fashion designer, and the two of them set up Twenty8Twelve with a mix of vintage flair and typically London fashion.
4 – Rachel Bilson
Rachel Bilson set up Edie Rose in 2008 with the help of DKNY. It features modern frocks and menswear-inspired pieces.
3 – Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie deserves the third spot for quantity alone with her fashion labels, House of Harlow 1960, Winter Kate, A Peas In the Pod, and The Nicole Richie Collection. But her style is also incredibly unique and sells well on the high street.
2 – Gwen Stefani
Stefani is well-known for her uniqueness, so it’s no surprise her fashion has a unique style. The launch of L.A.M.B (Love Angel Music Baby) reflects Stefani’s flirty rock and roll style which was evident in her music.
1 – Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
The duo had various films throughout the 1990s and the pair are now, unbelievably, 29 years of age! their high fashion label, The Row, is one of two successful fashion brands as well as Elizabeth and James, named after their younger sister and brother. They’re the queens of fashion.
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