She’s back! Beth Ditto isn’t a stranger to threading the needle … or the runway, for that matter.
In 2009, the curvy-girl fashion pioneer who counts Kate Moss and Karl Lagerfeld
as friends, helmed a bestselling collection with British retailer
That following year, she closed a Jean Paul Gaultier show. And
even though her eponymous collection hit launched earlier this spring,
the 35-year-old former lead singer of indie rock band Gossip is still
surprised at the reception she receives.
"I’ve been this size my whole life," Ditto told Elle.com.
"When I get invited to a fashion show, I'm still that little girl who
has to get creative and make things work for my body. Like, they'll send
you a T-shirt and you have to make it look front-row ready. Luckily,
I've been practicing for years.”
those days will be a relic of the past. The designer created jumpsuits,
T-shirts, dresses and more for her stylish devotees, from sizes 14 to
28. The collection, which ranges in price from $65 to $365, is available
now on shop.bethditto.com.
Ditto, who is a 22, explained that her labor of love was a
long time coming. "I felt like it was time to act on all these ideas
that have been in my head for so long," she continued. "This is the
brainchild … nothing’s going to get done unless someone does it.
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