In honor of Fashion Month, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to remember a few former celebrity designers. From Kanye West’s ill-fated Pastelle line to Mandy Moore’s shuttered Mblem collection, you won’t believe which stars have a fashion designing stint on their resume.
Sweetface by Jennifer Lopez
Lopez’s street-influenced retail venture ended in 2009. At the time the pop star complained that she, “felt trapped in a situation I couldn’t get out of, and my name was stamped on things that I didn’t believe in.”
Chick by Nicky Hilton by Nicky Hilton
The funky clothing line perfectly captured the style of southern California in the mid '00s. Fleur de lis hoodies and tie-dye maxi skirts live on today on eBay.com.
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Te Casan by Natalie Portman
Vegan girls were delighted by Portman’s 2008 debut of a non-leather shoe collection under the Te Casan label. Unfortunately, the brand went under the same year.
Miley Cyrus And Max Azria by Miley Cyrus
The collaboration between Cyrus and BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Max Azria was sold in Walmarts across the country, but disappeared from shelves around 2012.
Pastelle by Kanye West
Before West’s namesake collection debuted at Paris Fashion Week, there was a little line called Pastelle. Although the collection was never made available to the public, West would occasionally make appearances in the apparel, most notably in a sweatshirt equipped with a shark fin hood.
Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker
Parker’s line for Steve and Barry’s featured incredibly affordable pieces (nothing was over $20!), but it got discontinued when the company went bankrupt in 2008.
The Lauren Conrad Collection by Lauren Conrad
Although Paper Crown and LC for Lauren Conrad for Kohls are still alive and well, Conrad’s first line filled with simple cotton pieces had about a six month run.
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Dollhouse by Paris Hilton
Not to be outdone by her sister, Hilton launched her own line of jeans, dresses, and tees, many of which featured pop prints of the heiress’s face.
Dear By Amanda Bynes by Amanda Bynes
Another Steve and Barry’s alum, Bynes had a teen line that also folded when the parent company shuttered.
Heidiwood by Heidi Montag
Following in the footsteps of her fellow The Hills cast mates, Montag debuted a zebra-print heavy line that lasted for about seven months.
Photo:Getty Images For Mblem. By Mandy Moore
Mblem by Mandy Moore
After a three-year run, Moore closed the casual fashion line to the dismay of celeb fans like Kirsten Dunst and Mary Kate Olsen.
Photo:Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Henri Bendel
6126 by Lindsay Lohan
The line, named in honor of Marilyn Monroe’s birthdate, featured every iteration of legging you can imagine—lace panels, cut-outs, prints, zippers, and more!
House of Harlow 1960 Horseshoe Bangle ($48)
Jessica Simpson Claudette Suede Pump ($79)
L.A.M.B. Plaid Double Breasted Coat ($475)
Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen
The Row Ashland Mid-Rise Slim Jeans ($550)
Holmes & Yang Cropped Double Breasted Peacoat ($499)
Victoria Beckham Two-Tone Leather Clutch ($650