The Jon & Kate Gosselin saga can be compared to a trainwreck; so bad you try not to watch, yet so horrible you can’t help but to! The latest development in all this Gosselin-hoopla – a deal for Jon to design his own line of children’s clothing with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier. Jon’s new girlfriend Hailey Glassman, the daughter of the doctor who performed a tummy tuck procedure on Kate, will also be taking part in this new endeavor. Jon arranged for Hailey, a burgeoning shoe designer, to get a meeting with the Ed Hardy staff to pitch her ideas.
“She’ll have a lot of input with Christian,” Gosselin told PEOPLE of Hailey’s involvement. “And I will, too.”
I really doubt this woman studied any kind of fashion in college… Or even stepped foot on a college campus for that matter! Before Jon and soon-to-be-ex-wife Kate had their eight children, he worked as an IT analyst. But since TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8” his job has been managing the family and meeting the demands of the show. So just how does this make him ready to be a clothing designer? I guess his popularity has something to do with it.
“He’s huge,” says the French designer, who may also collaborate with Gosselin on a specialty motorcycle collection. “Everyone knows this family. And everyone will know our clothes. They’ll be fun, easy clothes for kids.”
Apparently, owning an abundance of Ed Hardy shirts while being known as a cheating dad trying to relive your 20s is qualification enough for a seriously easy gig like this. Audigier first approached Gosselin with the idea after seeing him wear his tattoo-inspired shirts on the show and out in public all the time. The Gosselin’s 8 children will will model his designs in ads for the line… Way to go all Joe Jackson and pimp your children out at an early age, Jon!
Yeah, I know… I’m wearing the same “WTH” look on my face as you all are. I’m sure he’ll be another “flash-in-the-pan” reality star turned designer – think Lauren Conrad… Oh I bet Kate is gonna have a field day with this, especially since her own plans for a clothing line were a huge dud!
UPDATE – A rep for the fashion house has called Jon a liar, lair crotch on fire. The statement issued insists Gosselin is NOT creating a children’s line with Hardy.
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