BEVERLY HILLS — After catching the public’s attention on “American Idol” and winning an Oscar for “Dreamgirls,” Jennifer Hudson is returning to TV — as QVC’s next celebrity designer.
Professing a lifelong fascination with fashion that started with youthful T-shirt cut-ups and culminated in the wedding dress she designed for her upcoming nuptials to Harvard-educated lawyer-turned-pro wrestler David Otunga, the 30-year-old entertainer is introducing the Jennifer Hudson Collection for QVC in September. Hudson, who shed 80 pounds as a celebrity spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, said she is designing not only for her former size-16 persona but also for her new size-6 body — and all the fans who span that range.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"