Nicole Richie's Next Project: Maternity Wear Designer

04/02/2008 at 01:49 PM ET

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With stints as a reality TV star, novelist, jewelry designer and now new mom under her always-fashionable belt — and rumors of a children’s line and signature fragrance in the works — what other ventures could Nicole Richie possibly undertake? At a recent Balenciaga party in L.A., Richie dished about her next project: a maternity line. The style maven told WWD that the design house’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere is the main inspiration behind the fashion-forward line. “I wore so much Balenciaga during my pregnancy,” she reveals, including the brand’s motorcycle leggings and scarves. Boyfriend Joel Madden‘s shirts also made it into her pregnancy wardrobe. “When my shirts got too short, I wore Joel’s with a jacket on top,” she says. And her nine months spent carrying baby Harlow Winter can’t help but have taught her exactly what she wants in her own collection, which will feature designs for every stage from early-days to almost-due. “My line will be about making women look and feel good at a really emotional time. It’s about showing your best self, not your tired, worn-down self,” the seemingly inexhaustible mom reveals.

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Michelle on

Is this line going to be affordable for all??

Cassie on

Finally! Someone who understands how limited and unfashionable current maternity clothes are! hopefully she uses a bit of rock and roll style inspired by Joel. I also hope these clothes are priced to appeal to middle class citizens. Man, this girl has really turned tings around. You go Nicole!

Heather on

I think it’s a great idea and would love to see (and maybe wear) her designs some day.

AJ on

i loverr nicole!
AND her post baby body!

Mo on

Good for Nicole. She is so positive and beautiful. I’m sure her line will be great, she is so hip even her name for the baby is unique and fun.

erin on

I hope its affordable…how about pants – hopefully she’ll make them in LONGs…tall people have babies too!

claudia on

another celebrity turning in to a designer??

MB on

I’m glad to see all positive comments about Nicole and her future clothing line! Rock on Nicole! I agree with the hope that they are affordable like SJP’s Bitten line…maybe. If I have anymore children, I would love to wear what she designs.

Rita on

I have a question for Nicole. Are these designer outfits for maternity clothes going to be priced for even those that are at the poverty level or is it just going to be for the rich and famous? Sorry, but another question. Are you also going to consider making sizes for plus size woman? I have a friend who is expecting and she wears a size 26 when she isn’t carrying and she has found that it is almost impossible for her to find maternity clothes as her body is now taking shape for her new edition. So is it going to be affordable for everyone and are the sizes going to be for anyone from a size 0 to a size 40?

Vivian on

Good for Nicole!
She is a good example of how women can change and have a family, I’m really looking forward to her line hopefully its affordable=]

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