Jessica Simpson's new fashion empire is expected to make over $1 billion this year.
JESSICA SIMPSON, the American singer is expected to push sales of her own fashion range past $1 billion this year, reports People Magazine. Simpson's company recorded sales of $750 million last year, and the range is expected to be the first celebrity line to break the billion-dollar mark in 2011. The singer will release a 'ready-to-wear' collection as well as a 'career separates' line later this year. The range already features shoes, handbags, jeans, coats, intimates, swimwear, perfume, dresses and luggage. Speaking in the New York Magazine, Simpson said she was surprised by her newfound status in the fashion world, saying, "I never thought I'd be some fashion mogul!" adding, "What you really need is your basics for every type of person. When it comes to other celebrity brands, I think a lot of people do a great job, but it can't be all about them. Everybody doesn't want to just look like the celebrity, because they can't. They just want one element of that style". Simpson's business manager DAVID LEVIN described the accessibility of her range by noting, "A girl could go to the shopping mall with her mother and she'd have a great new outfit and still have some money left for lunch at MCDonald's. She can look like Jessica Simpson, smell like Jessica Simpson, and she can afford it".
JESSICA SIMPSON began dating the former NFL player Eric Johnson in May 2010 after he had separated from his wife of five years KERI JOHNSON. The couple announced their engagement in November 2010.