During the summer, news broke out about actress Melissa McCarthy starting her own fashion line. When she told Redbook about her Oscar dress dilemma ("I asked five or six designers...and they all said no."), many assumed that she would be making a plus-size line. However, that is not the case (skip down to #5).
In a recent interview with Women's Wear Daily, McCarthy and her team share more information about the highly anticipated line.
Here are five things we learned from the interview:
1. The unnamed line won't include just clothing.
McCarthy has teamed up with Gerard Guez's Sunrise Brands, which designs, produces and distributes branded and private-label apparel. Their brands include Seven7 Jeans, Skechers and People's Liberation. McCarthy's line will include fashion, accessories and beauty products for women.
2. We'll be seeing sportswear first.
Not soccer cleats and basketball shorts, but casual sportswear for fall 2015 (I'm betting yoga pants will be included). Beauty products and accessories will come in 2016 and 2017.
3. McCarthy was actually a designer before she was an award-winning actress.
"It’s something I’ve done since grade school. I’d lay on the floor, look through Vogue and cut out patterns. It was everything I ever wanted to do.”
4. She didn't finish college (and we can
blame thank Brian Atwood for that):
McCarthy went to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, but Atwood "made me do stand-up, not finish college at FIT."
5. The line is not exclusively for plus-size women.
"I’m doing all sizes. It’s a strange thing to stop at a certain size. Women don’t, so why should clothes?”