Celebrities are quick to endorse just about anything these days. Whether they design a line of clothes, star in an ad for a cosmetics brand, or plaster their name on a food product, you can find a star-approved product in almost every category.
Clothing and accessories have become some of the most popular celebrity creations. While some of these ventures crash and burn, other stars have managed to build sought-after brands. Either way, the 12 celebrities below have taken a shot as designing shoes. Would you wear these stars’ creations, or should they leave the design responsibilities to those with established careers in the fashion industry?
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Jessica Simpson first slapped her name on a line of shoes in 2006. The collection includes a wide range of styles, including heels, wedges, boots, flats, and sandals and is carried in many department stores around the country.
Kim Kardashian helped found ShoeDazzle, an online retailer of shoes and other accessories, in 2009. Kim also serves as the “chief fashion stylist” for the site, which sells all its footwear for $39.95 a pair.
Nicole Richie launched her brand, House of Harlow 1960, in 2008 with a line of jewelry. It has since expanded to encompass clothing and other accessories, including a shoe line. Her first collection of shoes included 20 styles and launched in 2010.
Fergie launched her first line of Fergie Footwear in 2011. Each collection includes dressy shoes as well as casual flats, boots, and sandals. The singer said she was inspired by traveling and performing, so she focused on both creative styling and comfort.
Jennifer Lopez took her first shot at designing shoes in 2008 when she debuted JLo Footwear. Lopez also launched a line of clothing, accessories, and footwear for Kohl’s in 2011.
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
The Olsen twins’ clothing line Elizabeth and James, which launched in 2007, includes a line of shoes as well. Mary-Kate and Ashley also helped create a line of sneakers for Superga in 2012. Footwear designer Steve Madden jokes that they’re a pain to work with, but only because they’re “very good” and know exactly what they want to create.
Beyoncé and her mom Tina Knowles launched their House of Deréon fashion line in 2004. The singer can be seen in ads for the brand’s shoe collection, which includes heels, wedges, boots, and sneakers.
Gwen Stefani launched her clothing brand L.A.M.B. in 2003, which quickly expanded into fragrances, watches, and handbags. Stefani also debuted a line of shoes through the brand in 2005.
Heidi Klum’s HK shoe line includes heels, booties, wedges, and sandals and debuted on Amazon.com in 2011. Klum also partnered with New Balance in 2010 to launch a line of activewear and sneakers. She has continued working the company since then and recently announced a new line of sneakers that will focus more on performance.
Mariah Carey teamed up with HSN in 2010 to offer viewers a line of fragrances, jewelry, and footwear. The shoe collection exemplified Mariah’s signature style and included styles with very high heels, fur detail, chain accents, and metallics.
Halle Berry debuted her shoe line, 5th Avenue, in Berlin in March 2012. The line is made up of 40 styles, including peep toe wedges, strappy sandals, and sandals with a wedge heel.
Madonna’s shoe line, Truth of Dare, made its debut at several department stores in August 2012. The collection included heels and boots with lace-up detail, metallic accents, and plenty of studs.