Jessica Simpson: Accidental Fashion Mogul

02/14/2011 at 05:20 PM ET

Jessica Simpson's Billion Dollar Clothing Empire
Ruven Afanador for New York magazine

Jessica Simpson is fashion’s newest billion dollar baby — but did she mean to be? Simpson will continue growing her empire this year by adding a ready-to-wear collection and a line of career separates, which are expected to push sales for the company to over a billion dollars. “I never thought I’d be some fashion mogul!,” Simpson tells New York in the magazine’s spring fashion issue, where the cover girl rocks huge, teased hair and bare shoulders. To put that number in context, the magazine explains that Simpson’s company is doing roughly the same volume in sales as designers like Michael Kors. Simpson says that her brand is so popular because she makes the line for everyday women and keeps the focus away from herself. “What you really need is your basics for every type of person,” she says. “When it comes to other celebrity brands, I think a lot of people do a great job, but it can’t be all about them. Everybody doesn’t want to just look like the celebrity, because they can’t. They just want one element of that style.” Her business manager, David Levin, puts the original idea behind her fashion lines a little more directly, telling New York, “A girl could go to the shopping mall with her mother and she’d have a great new outfit and still have some money left for lunch at McDonald’s. She can look like Jessica Simpson, smell like Jessica Simpson, and she can afford it.” Read more at us: What do you think of Jessica Simpson’s billion dollar fashion empire?Kim Peiffer

Jessica Simpson's billion Dollar Clothing Line
Ruven Afanador for New York magazine

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i love her style , she is the best .

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Mtee on

Can she make 2-3inch heels. the heels are too high for me. Love them but cannot wear such high heels. Good for her. She has found her niche.

pookiewookie on

I dont understand how her clothing line continues to do so well when in fact a couple of years ago, she was sued for violating her contract. She said her line was not clothes she would wear. I really dont care much for her styles personally.

Lana on

I have some Jess things and love them…fit well and I get alot of positive comments on them….however, Jessica has a beautiful voice and should be singing….all she ever wanted to do was sing…and she does it so well….all it takes is the right song…and you are on top again….I have always liked her….she is a sweet girl and hope to hear her singing again.

Ryzul on

I just want to take her clothes off.

peace on

love love jessica simpson go girl

2022j on

I didnt like any of her shows or her music but i have nothing against her clothing or shoe line, her shoes are great last forever and not horribly expensive and to be honest her jean line is pretty awesome as well. Good for you Jessica im glad you found your spot in the sun. keep up the good products.

crystal on

Jessica Simpson does not design a thing. She is not the brains behind the company. All she did was sell her name. She gets a percentage. She is not a fashion mogul. Her magazine photos are photoshopped. She is as fake as they come. She can’t even come out and tell the truth that she doesn’t design. I have no respect for her lies or for her clothing line. come out with the truth Jessica. She couldn’t even let Nick and Vanessa have their engagement without her interference and trying to top them. She is scum.

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