Making money right now as a designer is obviously not easy, so many are looking to launch lower-priced lines that people can actually afford. The Home Shopping Network is preying on these designers. The network has been hungry for fashion for years, and now that the recession's set in, they can finally sign people who can bring it to them. CEO Mindy Grossman, who came aboard in 2006, confessed to WWD, "We weren’t the most fashionable and we had to really define this.” And so they've recruited Badgley Mischka, who will launch a line of apparel, shoes, and accessories called American Glamour next month, as rumored. Naeem Kahn is also launching an HSN collection called Timeless later this month. What was once a dumping ground for celebrity jewelry lines is now a destination for legitimate designers.
Hungry for even more relevancy, HSN will also branch into that second-most-sacred category of culture (after fashion, of course): reality television. They're working on a new show called Mom Inc. in partnership with TLC and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelo's production company, Milojo Productions. At least they've finally discovered what television was intended for. It is not — and perhaps was never, even before the Internet — meant for buying and selling belts and heart-shaped waffle-makers. It's for watching people make fools of themselves and marveling at their narcissism.
Most Viewed Stories
‘Weed Dick’ Is the New Way for Men to Sexually Disappoint You
The Big Secret of Every Dating App: Tech Doesn’t Matter
How to Get Out of Any Party Conversation
Amber Rose, Populist Slut Hero of Our Time
Portraits of Privilege: A Teen Demands Mac ’n’ Cheese
7 Alternatives to Those Sold-Out L.L. Bean Boots
Cindy Crawford on Bagels, Instagirls, and Bringing the Supermodel Era to TV
You Think You’re Too Classy to Drink Champagne From a Bong?
Adriana Lima on Boxing, Brazilian Beauty Secrets
From Our Partners
YouTube Star Nicole Arbour Gets Fired From Movie Job After ‘Dear Fat People’ Backlash
5 Must-Have Products for Your Makeup Bag
11 Struggles Every Girl With Glasses Will Understand
Labor Allies Blast ‘Irresponsible’ TWU Ads Attacking Bill de Blasio
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Fashion FeaturesCate Blanchett Wore a Hot-Pink Suit
Barbie, is that you?All About Chanel’s Airport-Themed Show
Paging Mr. Lagerfeld!Watch the Valentino Livestream
Enjoy!5 Things I Want to Wear From Paris: Part 3
Stripes, embroidered separates, and Céline studded boots.Cindy Crawford on Bagels, Instagirls, and Bringing the Supermodel Era to TV
And how she's helping her daughter navigate the pressures of the modeling industry.Zendaya Floated Around Paris Like a Cloud
Dreamy.See Our Exclusive Portfolio From Paris Fashion Week
Another fashion month dispatch from photographer Tomasz Lazar.Coddington, Kawakubo Star in Interview Portfolio
They were photographed for a sweeping 60-page section by Fabien Baron.American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy
Current shareholders, including Dov Charney, will no longer control the company.The Retired Modeling Agent Who Loves Empire
“I started my own agency — we represented Twiggy — but went off to be assistant to the actor Yul Brynner, who was dating my roommate at the time.”
New York women in winter's least-boring outerwear, from bright-green alpaca fur to leopard-print mohair.Céline’s Woman-Friendly Triumph
Phoebe Philo remains in touch with what women want to wear.Watch the Alexander McQueen Livestream
Enjoy!Watch the Akris Livestream
Enjoy!From Up Close, Raf Simons’s Vision for Dior Is Clear
And don't count John Galliano out at Margiela yet.5 Things I Want to Wear From Paris: Part 2
Cropped sweaters, a spangled skirt, and more.Jaden Smith and Kesha Partied This Week
Along with Cindy Crawford, Anjelica Huston, Rita Ora, and Lena Dunham.Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Partied in Balmain
Plus: more highlights from Paris Fashion Week's parties, including Jared Leto.See All the Street Style From Paris Fashion Week
Featuring wooden platforms, velvet robes, and floor-length ponchos.Who Won Best-Dressed at Milan Fashion Week?
Another city, another people's choice Peacock.