Selma Blair is taking another step forward in her advocacy for disability rights, this time focusing on fashion.
Thursday, people Blair and his longtime friend, fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, will launch an accessible clothing line in partnership with QVC on Friday, according to the magazine. Titled Isaac Mizrahi Live! x Selma Blair, the actress said designing the collection has been a goal of hers for years since she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018.
Blair and Mizrahi said the collection was developed in partnership with and for the disability community, with clothing featuring disability-friendly designs such as easy-open necklines, magnetic closures, stretchy fabrics and flat seams.
Isaac Mizrahi Live! x Selma Blair has 15 styles, including shirts, sweaters, jackets, pants and accessories, ranging in price from $49 to $129.
Blair told the publication that the style was almost ’70s-inspired, including silk shirts and tweed jackets.
“To me, they are YSL seventies style. I love it, not that anyone wants this, but I find the magnetic button placket looks very sexy on both disabled and non-disabled people. said. And I did wear them,” she told people. “I can’t get enough shirts, and I don’t have any shirts that I can wash that look really expensive. And I wear and love a little Chanel jacket all the time or a little Marc Jacobs jacket, so having this one is really That little jacket had a classic riff on it, but it was washable. For me, discovering washable clothes was a whole new world.”
Blair said the two had collaborated frequently since meeting in 2002, when Mizrahi designed a dress for the premiere of “The Movie.” the sweetest thing.
“It all comes together so beautifully,” Blair said. “After my diagnosis, I met him (Mizrahi) at a restaurant in New York City, and I remember saying to him, ‘I hope one day we can work together on something that is accessible to people with and without disabilities,’” he said. Said: “That’s great. We must find it. “And then we arrived.”
Mizrahi said giving Blair and others who buy the collection the opportunity to dress themselves was an integral part of the design process.
“When I first saw her wearing them, I was so excited because I thought it was a way to defuse her conflict, you know what I mean?” he said. “I try not to say too much because this is really about Selma’s experience, her story. All I do is help.”
Blair also said she hopes to expand the product line into men’s clothing and other styles.
“If the market calls for it, I want to be the one to make it happen,” she said. “But that’s what I’m hoping for, to have a range of really stylish basics that can more easily cater to any gender or clothing need.”
The pair will premiere the series live on QVC on Friday, with merchandise available for purchase online.