Reality television’s edgiest celebrity offspring, Kelly Osbourne has revealed that she will indeed actually be launching her own fashion line, an endeavor she has been discussing for about a year now. Last week at the Beauty Con L.A. summit, the Fashion Police panelist gushed:
“I had one of the most exciting meetings of my life this week — it pretty much green-lit my clothing line,”
Get it, Kelly. Osbourne is as famous for her quirky style as she is for her weight fluctuations. Lucky for her, she is getting full control over the direction of her line. She’ll be able to gear it appeal to other oddballs who don’t necessarily fit the typical fashion mold or straight sizes:
“When I sat down in this meeting and they said, ‘Yes, you have creative control and of course you can do plus size,’ I was like, ‘It’s happening!’”
At first (because I’m a jerk) I thought “ugh Kelly Osbourne isn’t even plus sized now, what right does she have” considering she lost like 70 pounds after her stint on a 2009 season of Dancing With The Stars and was recently under fire for hypocritically fat-shaming her old fat-shamer, Christina Aguilera. But the television star with a failed pop music career still considers herself a ”FFP: Former Fat Person.” I’m coming around to her–she totally should use her cache and famous person privileges to make cool clothes available to plus sized women. The lavender haired lady is also surprisingly insightful:
“I’ve always been really into fashion. It’s just that my fashion choices at an early age were really odd and they still are. I have grown to understand, as much as I don’t like it, that the fashion world doesn’t really want to listen to what a little chubby girl has to say…When I lost weight and started to wear the clothes I always wanted to wear but didn’t fit into, that’s when [my perception within the industry] really started to change. It did give me a bit of a bittersweet feeling towards the fashion world.”
Cool cool cool. Make change happen! Osbourne’s plus size line, like Beth Ditto’s, might give plus size styles a chance at some mainstream fashion clout and overdue attention. Hopefully the garments will be cute and not hideous punk rawk abominations festooned with pink skulls.
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