Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rebel Wilson Brings Her Plus-Size Fashion Line To Dillard's

Rebel Wilson is best known for her comedic roles in Bridesmaids and as Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect franchise. She can now add fashion designer to her resume with the launch of a plus-sized clothing line called Rebel Wilson X Angels . The inaugural collection consists of a range denim pieces, graphic tees, bomber and varsity jackets and form-hugging dresses in price points ranging from $49-$298. Yesterday, hundreds of fans greeted Wilson at Dillard's in NorthPark Center to meet this Australian powerhouse and snatch up pieces from her line. Wilson wanted to bring something to the marketplace that is not readily available to women whose sizes range from 14 to 24. "The average American woman is a size 16-18 but when you walk into a department store you don't see like, a whole floor dedicated to plus-size because there just aren't that many brands, so I felt like this was an opportunity to create a new collection that would give back some of what I've learned in Hollywood from designers." This socially savvy entrepreneur knows how to market herself and you'll see her wear pieces from Rebel Wilson x Angels in Pitch Perfect 3 (out Dec. 22) as a way to bolster the brand’s recognition even further. New projects have her starring in and producing two new films: Isn’t it Romantic and Nasty Women, a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Anne Hathaway. I left Wilson with a hug and a recommendation to visit Mi Cocina before she left town. She gave me that famous Fat Amy wink as she walked out to sign autographs to the delight of hundreds of screaming fans.

Photos c/o Thomas Garza Photography