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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cynthia on


Kelly on

YAY! GO NICOLE!!!! Nicole has made a total 360 she looks like a GREAT mother! Congrats nicole!!

April on

Good for you Nicole. I hope the maternity line does well. I guess through those nine months she realized how important it is for pregnant women to look and feel good.

Anonymous on

Nicole should not have a clothing line for two reasons:
1) As far as we know, she hasn’t been to design school; therefore, she knows nothing of the work that goes into actually MAKING a line
2) I think she’s been overexposed enough

At least now she’ll be famous for doing SOMETHING…

lise on

just because she is skinny doesn’t mean that her clothes will only come in extra extra small. Go Nicole!!!

Pamela on

I hope the line is affordable, I just had my second on the 4th and maternity clothes suck!!!!! But also I am a little bit on the “heavier” side (18) and there are like no plus size maternity clothes……Good for Nicole. She has really turned it around and I am proud for her.

caroline on

I think its a great idea but Hopefully it will be affordable for the average person

Jenny on

If you’re having so much trouble finding such large clothes, then lose some weight already. Size 40? My goodness.

carri on

I hope she makes it for fat people too!!!!

Manon on

Affordable?? Probably not!

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