The Delebrities

What do you get when you cross a designer with a celebrity? This year saw the answer.

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WWD Year In Fashion issue 2007/12/11
-In April, Gap unveiled the Gap Design Editions, featuring a collection by Doo-Ri Chung, Thakoon Panichgul and Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy. The four emerging designers offered their take on Gap's classic white shirt, which retailed in select Gap stores for $68 to $88. The limited edition project was an offshoot of Gap's partnership with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, and came with a marketing initiative that included a striking black-and-white print and outdoor advertising campaign shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and featuring the designers with Stella Tennant, Liya Kebede and Carmen Kass. The shirts were also featured on Vogue's May cover.

-British chain Topshop jumped on the celeb bandwagon in May when a long-term collection designed by Kate Moss hit its stores in the U.K. and was greeted by a mob scene of fans and fashion lovers. The Kate Moss for Topshop collection is inspired by the model's personal wardrobe, with such pieces as racer-back minidresses, cotton tank tops in Crayola colors and denim HotPants. The collection was also sold at Collette in Paris, Corso Como in Milan and Barneys New York, bringing Moss' design sensibility to each fashion capital.

-Vera Wang entered the moderate market with the Very Vera lifestyle brand, which is exclusive to Kohl's and hit the retailer's nearly 1,000 doors in the first week of September. It featured such looks as a brocade car coat for $138 at retail and a silky dress for $128, while the lion's share of the line is available for $30 to $70.

-That same month, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen unveiled Elizabeth and James, a contemporary sportswear line named after the Olsens' younger sister, Elizabeth, and older brother, James. The partnership with L'Koral Industries launched at stores including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Intermix for fall.

-June saw the arrival of Sienna Miller on the celebrity fashion circuit. In conjunction with Carlos Ortega, the Spanish entrepreneur who owns companies such as Pepe Jeans, Miller and her older sister, Savannah, launched the Twenty8Twelve contemporary clothing line. Fall's line included printed silk dresses, denim jeans, cropped tuxedo jackets, canvas trenches and leather bomber jackets, at wholesale price points between $24 and $177. It sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Neiman Marcus in Los Angeles and Holt Renfrew in Canada in the first season.
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