Celebrity Designers. Jessica Simpson Gets Back Into Dresses

July 23, 2008 • Celebrity Style


Oh no! Say it isn’t so, but it was bound to happen, we guess. Jessica Simpson is getting into dresses. I refuse to wear her shoes and accessories so here is another line I will bypass.

According to WWD, The
Camuto Group
, which holds the master license for the singer-actress’
brand, has entered into a multiyear agreement with G-III Apparel Group
Ltd. to design, develop, manufacture and distribute a line of
contemporary dresses under the Jessica Simpson label. The first
collection is slated for a soft launch at retail for spring 2009, with
a fuller range of product hitting stores in fall 2009.

This is Simpson’s first apparel license since the agreement
with Tarrant Apparel Group, the brand’s former apparel licensee,
abruptly ended two years ago with a lawsuit between Camuto and Tarrant.
The suit was settled in November when the parties resolved their
litigation and Tarrant gave up the license.

extremely excited to be expanding into the dress market," Simpson said
of her newest venture. "I plan on creating beautiful dresses in
distinctive fabrics and silhouettes that are reflective of my personal
style and offer something special to the marketplace.’

close to the company estimate the Jessica Simpson shoe line alone will
bring in about $250 million at retail this year. Camuto has said he is
on his way to growing Simpson’s licensing businesses into a
billion-dollar franchise.

Please make it stop.

Read "Camuto, G-III in Deal for Simpson Dresses" here.

Photo: WireImage

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