When she was a Spice Girl, people said she couldn’t sing. So when her solo career flopped and Victoria set her sights on fashion, the hopes weren’t high. Vic has got the last laugh though.
In 2008, Victoria Beckham launched her first fashion collection. The structured, chic dresses won a legion of fans – well, those who could afford them – and since then Victoria’s clothing has been worn by a host of celebrities, including Eva Longoria, Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian.
And in 2011, Vic was named 'Designer Of The Year'.
If you don't already know by now, there's not really anything Beyonce can do wrong.
Or is there??
In 2004, Bey and her mum Tina launched clothing label House of Dereon. The range was said to be inspired by her grandmother and designed by Tina, who had been designing Destiny's Child's outfits for years. Yet despite this, the label was a bit of a (dare we say it) flop.
Fortunately, Beyonce is pretty good at almost everything else - so that's alright then.
Nicki Minaj launched her very own fashion collection with American budget superstore Kmart in 2013.
At the launch, the rapper declared that it's "not about being a designer" and that she simply wanted to make clothes that she would love to wear. With her eccentric style, love of colour and Barbie doll muse, it's no wonder that the resulting range was ecclectic!
Nic's range included midriff-baring tops, patterned leggings and curve-hugging dresses, jewellery, clutches, bejeweled caps and a rather fetching pink velour track suit and a faux fur trapper hat!
No pop phenomenon would be complete without a foray into fashion accessories for the fans.
In 2010, Justin Bieber launched a unisex fragrance called My World. Instead of coming in a bottle though, it was infused into dog tags and wristbands. What a visionary.
Justin has also released limited edition glasses to commemorate the release of his 3D Never Say Never film.
The Baby singer has also designed a line of nail varnishes in shades such as One Less Lonely Glitter (lavender), Prized Possession Purple (grape), Give Me The First Dance (silver), and Step 2 the Beat of My Heart (heart-shaped glitter).
Kanye West has been dabbling in fashion for some time, but has had limited success, despite his star power and boy have we heard him rant on about it!
In 2009, his Pastelle collection folded. Last year, his debut at Paris Fashion Week was savaged by critics. The Times said: “Kanye West's fashion debut was like being subjected to an hour long MRI scan - but not as much fun.”
Kanye responded with: "This is my first collection. Please be easy. Please give me a chance to grow."
It appears Kanye is serious about fashion though. He has collaborated with Louis Vuitton, undertook an internship at Fendi, and more recently launched his second collaboration with French brand A.P.C.
Known for her pop spin on 50s fashion and love of kitsch, Katy Perry first entered the world of fashion with a fragrance: Purr.
Showing that the best thing for a broken heart is retail therapy, Katy launched her own range of fake eyelashes in the aftermath of her split from Russell Brand.She has also released her own shades of nail varnish in celebration of her successful Teenage Dream album. Colours include Last Friday Night, Not Like the Movies, and The One That Got Away.
In 2001, Kylie – well known for not exactly wearing much – launched her own saucy LoveKylie underwear range.
Kylie said at the time that she hoped many of her customers will be men who were previously too shy to buy underwear for their partners. "It's really daunting walking into a lingerie department and, hopefully, boyfriends and husbands can now feel a little bit safer about choosing something their partner will like," she said.
Since then, Kylie has branched out into the world of celeb perfumes, with Kylie Darling launched in 2006.
He had the world wearing trilbys in 2002, and JT has been a consistent fixture on Best Dressed lists. In 2009, he revealed his collaboration with William Rast at New York Fashion Week.
Speaking to Yahoo at the time, Justin Timberlake said he was inspired by “real, American fashion.”
The show’s official blurb stated that the collection “blended with sharp tailoring, featuring strong, confident shoulders and slimming silhouettes, the collection expresses a bold direction for New America."
In 2007, Lily Allen set the trend for prom dresses and trainers. Since then, her taste has become a little more refined but still with a penchant for vintage. Retiring from pop, Lily launched her own fashion boutique Lucy in Disguise, dedicated to retro finds at affordable prices.
Lil has also launched a fashion collection inspired by the boutique called Treasure Chest. Spanning the decades, it includes 70s jumpsuits, 30s tea dresses, and 50s A-line frocks.
Basing the collection on a fictional persona Lily said the inspiration was as "a time-traveling fashionista who’s inviting you to explore her wardrobe. It’s a great opportunity to play with the character."
As the Queen of Pop, she has been a fashion leader and set countless trends over the past 20 years. She made cowboy hats cool in 2000 with her Music album, and think of how many popstars are now wearing leotards since she donned that pink one in the Hung Up video.
In 2007, Madonna collaborated with H&M for her own collection, inspired by what she and her Confession Tour dancers like to wear. Designs included a spin on Madge’s trademark tracksuits, as well as more sophisticated kimono dresses and trench coats.
She might now prefer thigh-high boots and fishnets but, more recently, Madonna teamed up with her daughter Lourdes to create a junior clothing range, Material Girl, originally modelled by Kelly Osbourne.
No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani launched her fashion rangeL.A.M.B in 2003, naming it after her solo album Love Angel Music Baby. Inspired by Japanese and Jamaican style, L.A.M.B was received with critical acclaim at New York Fashion Week in 2005. It made $90 million in 2011 and is sold in 275 stores.
The collection now includes everything from stilettos and watches to handbags and perfume. It has also been referenced in her music, including the single Wind It Up.
Gwen describes the range as as "a little Sound of Music, some Orange County chola girl, some Rasta, and a bit of The Great Gatsby."
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