Celebrity Clothing Lines: The Good, The Bad, and The Just-Plain-Weird



By now you've probably heard the tragic news that Lauren Conrad will not be with us for another season. According to The New York Post, the reality starlet's eponymous line will be shutting down production due to—surprise, surprise—the economy. Well, buck up, L.C.! You're not alone. In fact, one of the upsides of this down market, we say, is the end of celebrity fashion as we know it. So what to do now that we no longer have the girls of The Hills to kick around? Why, take bets on who goes belly up next, of course! Here's our guide to the good, the bad and the just-plain-weird world of celebrity design. Is it us, or does this feel like a VH1 special waiting to happen?


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The Good:

Ashley & Mary Kate Olsen: How quickly the Row and Elizabeth & James make us forget that the twins spent their childhoods hawking clothes at Wal-Mart.
Victoria Beckham: We don't care who's responsible (Roland Mouret?), Posh's line proves you don't actually need to know how to draw to be a designer!
Nicole Richie: Recession, what recession? The tiny mommy's line of jewelry, House of Harlow 1960, sold out in preorders before it even hit stores. Smashing.


Click ahead for the bad and the ugly...


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The Bad:

Jessica Simpson: Truth is, we love mom jeans. What we don't love is paying more for shoes that belong at Payless.
Fergie: Spelling the word glamourous in song does not a fashion designer make. Unfortunately for everyone, Fergie (and her glam, shoe-designing alter-ego, Fergalicious) both have yet to learn this lesson.
Ashlee Simpson: Because one D-elebrity in the family is never enough, Ashlee now has her own line for Wet Seal. Perfect. We can't wait until baby Mowgli starts designing for the Disney Store.


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The Just Plain Weird:

Scott Weiland: Scott Weiland channels David Bowie in clothing and gives Pete Wentz hope for the future.
Liam Gallagher: Because someone had to save us from being overrun by skinny shit.
The Jonas Brothers: File it under we don't get it. But somehow to the tween mind it makes perfect sense that the JoBros would put their bobble heads together for a collection of ruffly skirts.

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