Emmy-winning actress Melissa McCarthy is looking to branch out, using the boost in popularity she’s enjoying right now as a launching platform. First thing on the table, a plus-sized clothing line.
McCarthy first came to New York to be a fashion designer, after completing her studies in this domain. Things turned to a different direction and she became an actress.
Even so, she’s always dreamed of one day coming out with her own line, so now is the best time to do just that, she says in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Melissa doesn’t mention a date she might be coming out with the line, but seeing how she hints she plans to capitalize on the media attention she’s getting right now, it can’t possibly be that long.
“Trying to find stuff that’s still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible. It’s either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old [call girl], and there is nothing in the middle,” the actress tells the magazine.
This became even more apparent as she was looking for a dress to wear at the Emmys 2011
, where she was honored with the title of the queen of comedy, much to her surprise.
She recalls she went through about “9 million dresses with taffeta or shiny bows” and then she decided to create her own gown, with some help from couture dressmaker Daniella Pearl.
“I designed it. I didn’t see anything that I really liked out there. I went to college for clothing and textiles and always thought I would design women’s clothing and ended up in New York going to MIT and ended up doing standup,” Melissa told reporters on the red carpet when asked about whose creation she was wearing.
Presumably, Pearl will be helping Melissa in her newest endeavor but, if so, the star doesn’t say.