Melissa McCarthy teams up with Gerard Guez’s Sunrise Brands to create clothing line

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Emmy award-winning actress and comedian Melissa McCarthy has revealed she has teamed up with Gerard Guez’s Sunrise Brands to create her very own fashion line.

The fashion line will not only include plus sizes but eventually include accessories and beauty products for ladies.

Talking to Women’s Wear Daily Melissa said: “[I’ve been] every size on the planet. I have experience dressing me as a 6, a 12 and more. And when you go above a size 12, you don’t lose your love of fashion I’m doing all sizes. It’s a strange thing to stop at a certain size. Women don’t, so why should clothes?”

The unnamed collection takes the actress back to her original career path of fashion design. McCarthy trained as a fashion designer at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC but didn’t graduate and became a stand-up comedian instead, before eventually landing herself an acting career.

The Bridesmaids star told WWD, “I lived on a farm in Illinois and we didn’t have a lot of money. But I lived vicariously through magazines. I was obsessed with Jean Paul Gaultier. I still have the scrapbooks and I’ve kept all my designs and sketches. I loved the playfulness of fashion. I think maybe that’s why I became an actress. You put on one outfit and feel one way, and another one will make you feel another way. Clothes are a wonderful tool.”

The first collection is based on casual sportswear with plans, according to her team, for a follow up later in the year. It will be released in autumn 2015 at department stores in the U.K aswell as the U.S and Canada.

We can’t wait to see what Melissa comes up with!


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