Queen Latifah Doesn't Like The Term "Plus Size"

Queen Latifah says plus-size "is a word we need to bury at this point." Promoting her just-announced line for HSN, Queen Latifah said her collection will feature plus-size clothes but is not a plus-size line because "it's for all sizes." The line, to be called Queen, will launch in August and will include sweaters, jeans, leggings, T-shirts, handbags, and clip-in hair extensions. "The truth is," she says, "we all would like to wear the same clothes. We all want to wear beautiful, fly clothes no matter what size you are, and so for me it was important to match with a company that understood and respected that ideal." In fact, this is part of why the actress — who prefers to wear Prada, Louis Vuitton, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Gucci in her own life — hasn't ventured into fashion until now. "I felt like larger girls were not respected, even though we are huge consumers. I felt the marketplace didn't respect us in the way it should. I was not going to step out with a clothing line that didn't respect a fuller-figured woman or a curvaceous woman, and really all women." [WWD]


Queen Latifah Doesn't Like The Term "Plus Size"Meanwhile, HSN is pulling the toucan brooch from the Iris Apfel jewelry collection that was revealed last week to be a copy of a brooch by the designer Hanna Bernhard. HSN admitted that the Apfel collection was never intended to be anything other than knock-offs of Apfel's own favorite pieces. "Iris Apfel's collection for HSN is intended to share her interpretations of some of her vintage jewelry pieces. Mrs. Apfel explained to HSN that, like many of her pieces, she purchased her toucan brooch from a flea market and believed it was a vintage piece. As we have discovered that this is not a vintage piece, the brooch will be removed from the collection." [The Cut]
Queen Latifah Doesn't Like The Term "Plus Size"We admit we do not entirely understand Giovanna Battaglia's Cannes dress. [Fashionologie]
Queen Latifah Doesn't Like The Term "Plus Size"On the left, a Rodarte for Target dress, designed in 2009 and currently on sale for $15.74. On the right, a Guess by Marciano dress, new in stores and priced at $168. Isn't the point of a knock-off that it's cheaper than the original? [Fashionista]
Queen Latifah Doesn't Like The Term "Plus Size"Chanel Iman and Fei Fei Sun are the latest faces of DKNY Be Delicious perfume. A fragrance campaign without a white girl in it — there's something you don't see every day. [FGR]
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