I'm sad I went on a celebrity/model/actress collaboration rant the other day; I should've saved my speech for this. In February, we mentioned Hilary Duff was designing a line for DKNY (home of Rachel Bilson's line, too) under the name Femme. The one image, of her in a fringed tee and leather vest wasn't awful, though wasn't groundbreaking. So now, the ad campaign's out, shot by Scott Schuman naturally, and for the first time, we believe the celebrity wearing the outfit physically designed the outfit. But really, Scott would never shoot that on the street, Hilary Duff would never wear it (she looks miserable!) and more importantly, the customer interested in purchasing something designed by a former Disney star doesn't want a cocoon, right? We're banking on the fact that it's just styled to get your attention and the whole line doesn't actually look like it's trying to explore some avant-garde aspect of otherwise commercial fashion, because what's in that picture is not what this flailing industry needs.
Hilary Duff to Host Lucky Shops 2010 and More Exclusive Details
For the seventh straight year, Lucky Magazine is turning NYC's Metropolitan Pavilion into a discount shopping paradise and we got the scoop on this year’s deets. More than just a glorified warehouse sale, Lucky Shops 2010 will include cool extras like music, refreshments and giveaways. It will all kick off with a "VIP Shopping Party" hosted by Hilary Duff to celebrate Lucky's 10th Anniversary and the mag's new E-I-C Brandon Holley. The catch? You have to buy tickets, and while it might seem silly to pay to go shopping, it could be worth it if you’re willing to make the commitment. The tickets are reasonable, depending on what kind of access you want. Plus, the list of participating designers--which you’ll find after the jump--is really good, especially at up to 70% off.