Fashion And Money


HOLLYWOOD—”Amazing,” is one word to describe the ultimate fashion moment! Kate Moss and Cara Delevingme are shooting a Burberry fragrance campaign together. Of course, it doesn’t surprise us that Cara would turn to Instagram to share a snap of herself hanging out with Miss Moss on set. In the snap, both models are wearing iconic trench coats from the brand. The two models are no strangers to starring in ads for the brand, starring in numerous campaigns. Kate Moss first appeared in a Burberry campaign back in 1999 and Cara in 2010. They have been friends for years. Burberry also shared the picture explaining the campaign will be coming later in the year, according to published reports.

Speaking of fashion, who would have believed that Nicole Richie would have a burgeoning fashion empire? She is the scion of a 80s pop legend, which in the past years she has gone from a wisecracking reality-TV sidekick of Paris Hilton to magnate of her own high-fashion empire. She is a fabulous designer, style icon, New York Times best-selling author, wife of rocker Joel Madden, co-founder of the Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation, and most importantly mom toHarlow and Sparrow. Around the globe she has inspired women with her House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line. She has joined the ranks of celebrity designers bringing herSouthern California style to the masses with her QVC line.

The fashion industry is an international and highly globalized industry, with clothing often designed in one country, manufactured in another, and sold world-wide.  The media always plays a significant role when it comes to fashion. An important part of fashion is fashion journalism, which can be found in television and in magazines.

So who are the top male fashion designers?  Giorgio Armani has a net worth of $8.5 million and is known for his clean, tailored lines. He is a self-made billionaire who built his fashion empire using his raw talent. Then we have Ralph Lauren whose net worth is $7.7 billion. A classic example of the American Dream. He is a global success, with a vast clothing line and accessories.

Then you have the most successful business partnership in history Dolce & Gabbana with a net worth of $2 billion a piece. Another Italian fashion designer is Valentino, whose net worth is $1.5 billion. What can we say about Valentino, throughout his career, he has built up a clientele of highly successful socialites and celebrities like Audrey Hepburn, which allowed his designs to achieve international recognition? Another billionaire is Michael Kors, who is known for designing classic sportswear for women.

Some celebrities make money as fashion designers other make money through their tours. Taylor Swift’s global tour raked in $39.7 million and made her the top earning musician in 2013. The 24-year-old had huge album sales, royalties and digital downloads helped her beat other stars such as the Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake.

It was her Red tour, its sponsorship deals and merchandise sales which made her the most money around $30 million. Country star Kenny Chesney came in second place with earnings of $32.9 million. Justin Timberlake’s comeback tour in 2013, earned him $31.4 million. Billboard’s Money Makers list, brings in Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones in fourth and fifth place on the list.

Rose’s Scoop: If anyone watched “The Bachelor,” on March 10, you witnessed the disrespectful, rude Juan Pablo Galavis. The former soccer player, 32, in my opinion needs a hug. He needs to attend some anger management classes.

By Rose Quintiliano