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11 Celebrities Turned Fashion Designers

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Did you know that Justin Timberlake has his own line of clothing? Did you know that our very own ‘Queen' Kangana Ranaut went to fashion school in London? Sometimes, celebrities can surprise you by doing things that they are not known for. Just like some celebrities are keen photographers, painters or writers, some celebrities have tuned fashion designers to bring out their creative side.

These celebrity fashion designers usually get all the limelight they need to launch their new fashion labels. So, celebrities who have tuned fashion designers have no trouble in getting a launching pad for their nascent brands. Look at Victoria Beckham for example. For a long time we knew Victoria as Posh Spice, a singer from Spice Girls which was a 90s girl band. Then, she was full-time wife of footballer David Beckham.

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But today, we know Victoria Beckham as a fashion designer first and foremost. Her own designer brand is doing quite well. In fact, she came to the Met Ball 2014 wearing one of her own creations. There are many other celebrities who have turned fashion designers. This list includes both Indian and Western celebrity fashion designers.

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Mandira Bedi

The newest celebrity turned fashion designer in town is Mandira Bedi. She recently launched a saree collection for plus-size women.

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Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham's success story might have inspired many other celebrities to turn fashion designers. Many A-list celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and Beyonce wear Victoria Beckham's clothes.

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Neelam Kothari

Neelam Kothari is a popular actress from the 90s who has now become a designer. She is still not very established, but many of her celebrity friends flaunt her designs.

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Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller's acting career may not have taken off like a jet, but her designing career is a big story. She and her sister Savannah Miller were creative directors of Twenty8Twelve, which is their own brand.

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Sarah Jessica Parker

The role of a fashionista in tele-series ‘Sex And The City' may have inspired Sarah Jessica Parker to start her own brand. She started a low-priced clothing line called ‘Bitten' that had a slogan, ‘fashion is not a luxury, it is your right'.

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Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake and his friend Trace Ayala launched their own men's fashion brand named William Rast. This brand name is a namesake for the grandfathers of these two best buddies.

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Kangana Ranaut

After working for the movie ‘Fashion' where Kangana played a fashion model, her interest in fashion was sparked. She attended fashion school in London. Lately, Kangana has designed her own outfits and her sense of fashion seems to be getting better every day

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Gwen Stefani

Singer Gwen Stefani has launched her own line of clothing, accessories and perfumes called L.A.M.B. This fashion label is mainly inspired by Japanese fashion.

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Kate Moss

Kate Moss actually designed a 100 piece clothing capsule for Topshop. And guess what, her merchandise that mainly included skinny jeans and studded tees, sold out in hours! May be she should start her own brand one day.

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Lara Dutta

Model-turned actress Lara Dutta was once Miss Universe. Today, she is happy being mommy and a fashion designer who works in collaboration with Chabra 555.

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Kayne West

Kayne West designed shoes (mainly trainers) for Louis Vuitton in 2009 that was hugely successful. He did a similar stint with Nike. Then he started his own venture named DW (Donna West) named after his late mother. So will Kayne design his own outfit for his much awaited wedding with Kim Kardashian?

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Story first published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 19:03 [IST]
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