KOTSIOPOULOS FOR QVC: After critiquing celebrities’ outfits on more than 200 episodes of E Network’s “Fashion Police,” George Kotsiopoulos is returning to his roots of dressing women of different shapes and sizes. With his first fashion line, GK George Kotsiopoulos for QVC, he is offering a vintage-inspired blouse with a capelike back, black-and-white jumpsuit and lace-sleeved motorcycle jacket among nine styles retailing for between $40 and $90 on the TV shopping network.
Designing for a TV audience seems to be a popular side gig for the cast members of “Fashion Police.” The late Joan Rivers was a fixture on QVC, selling her namesake jewelry and clothing line. This past September, Kelly Osbourne launched her first contemporary fashion label on rival shopping network HSN. Kotsiopoulos’ deal with QVC lets him return to his styling roots that were established at The New York Times’ T Magazine and then on the red carpet with Freida Pinto. While he’s styled ad campaigns for Gap Inc.’s Factory outlet stores and done promotions for Tide and Downy, he’s never designed before. Testing his theory of what real women want to wear, he outfitted his 73-year-old mother, middle-aged sister and 21-year-old niece all in the same bomber jacket from his collection, which is available in sizes 0 to 28. All those hours filming “Fashion Police” also will come in handy when he promotes his collection live on air in February. Still, he’s realistic about his expectations.
“I never aspire to be Marc Jacobs,” he said. “I’m trying to bring a little chic to everyone.”