Beth Ditto’s Message to The Fashion Industry



Beth Ditto, front woman for the band Gossip, has just released an eponymous plus-size clothing line. Ditto announced the launch of her collection with a special-edition T-shirt designed in collaboration with designer friend Jean Paul Gaultier. A trompe-l’oeil visual play, the dress-length, oversized tee features a front and back print of Gaultier’s iconic bullet bra corset, with 3-D adjustable corset laces on the back. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to the Girls Rock Camp Foundation, for which Ditto serves as advisory board member.”Jean Paul is the most generous, positive person,” Ditto said about their collaboration,  to “he truly loves women of all sizes and ages and knows how to make everyone feel gorgeous. I love that this shirt is funny and chic at the same time, like all the best people!” And to her point, Gaultier has been enthusiastically supportive.”Big girls are beautiful and Beth is super beautiful!” Gaultier commented in a release, “Long live the beauty with shapes, boobs and bottoms. This is a new concept, a loose fit corset. And Beth fits it perfectly”. The pair have been inseparable since Ditto walked the Gaultier runway in a custom gown, which was featured in a retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum. The 11-piece ethical collection was created in New York and will be available in U.S. sizes 14 to 28. She spoke in a press release in December that her line was “inspired by her love of vintage.” The collection includes vintage-detail dresses, tailored pencil skirts, leggings, silk bubble dresses, and hand-embroidered denim jackets. The price range is from 46 pounds, or $66 at current exchange, for a T-shirt to 300 pounds, or $433, for a silk jumpsuit. The collection is available for purchase on and in Selfridges in the U.K.

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