Beth Ditto starts plus-size clothing line
She is also collaborating with Jean Paul Gaultier on a limited edition designer tee
Indie rocker Beth Ditto is launching a plus-size clothing line in February, and to celebrate, she's collaborating with her longtime friend, fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, on a limited edition t-shirt featuring his iconic corset bra.
The plus-size line will be so emblematic of Beth's esthetic, said to be inspired by her love for vintage. While she has collaborated with fashion brands on clothing lines in the past, this will be her first solo collection. The outfits will feature textures like silk, embroidery and custom prints, all made to fit big girls.
“Big girls are beautiful and Beth is super beautiful! Long live the beauty with shapes, boobs and bottoms. This is a new concept, a loose fit corset. And Beth fits it perfectly," said Jean Paul of the limited edition t-shirt he created with Beth. It's a just-above-the-knee, large black shirt emblazoned with a lithograph print of his corset bra, with a working appliqué corset on back, bearing the words 'We (heart) Beth' followed by Jean Paul's signature.
“Jean Paul is the most generous, positive person, he truly loves women of all sizes and ages and knows how to make everyone feel gorgeous," said Beth in a statement. Indeed, the tee looks gorgeous. It is available in two sizes, for up to a 56" chest. The T-shirt is available for purchase on bethditto.com for $165 (approx. RM712). A portion of the proceeds go to the Girls Rock Camp Foundation.