Why the appeal?
Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen: Designers
There have been very few actresses, singers, models, or celebrity athletes who have successfully transitioned into becoming respectable fashion designers. It’s true that many have achieved commercial success, but is there really all that much value in a Jennifer Lopez sweat suit? A notable exception has proven to be Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen with their Elizabeth and James and The Row lines.
Miley Cyrus: Designer?
Unfortunately, now, in addition to the likes of Beyonce’s House of Dereon, Kimora Lee Simmons’ empire, Avril Lavigne, and LL Cool J, we now have Max Azria collaborating with teen sensation Miley Cyrus.
Max Azria, chairman, designer and chief executive officer of BCBG Max Azria Group (and Herve Leger’s creative director), has teamed up with the pop star for a junior line for Wal-Mart called Miley Cyrus and Max Azria. The collection is slated to hit all Wal-Mart stores and walmart.com in early August and it reportedly will include tops, pants, graphic T-shirts, and shoes – all of which will be priced under $20.