Edelman to Make Clothes, Maybe Put Them on Kate Upton

Kate Upton. Photo: David Lipman for Sam Edelman

Footwear label Edelman, designed by the couple who once comprised nineties staple brand Sam & Libby, is expanding into women's clothing. These days they're probably best known for hiring Kate Upton to model their shoes in her undies (or, in the case above, a lacy nightie), but maybe next year she'll get more to wear! WWD reports that Edelman has partnered with apparel group Kellwood, which also handles brands like Vince and Rebecca Taylor, so it's a pretty serious operation. The first collection will hit stores for fall 2014.