Pussycat Dolls launch a new clothing line...not that there's much of it

Pussycat Dolls launch a new clothing line...not that there's much of it

(dailymail.co.uk) - It should come as no surprise that successful girl troupe the Pussycat Dolls have decided to capitalise on their success by launching a branded clothing line - and that they have opted for as little clothing as possible.

Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin debuted a lingerie collection as part of Los Angeles Fashion Week, with the main emphasis for her inspiration coming from 'scantily' and 'clad'.

The group, who began life as a burlesque troupe performed onstage at the fashion show, during Mercedes Benz fashion week in California.

And for once, band members Nicole Scherzinger, Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton and Ashley Roberts looked somewhat overdressed as models took to the stage in Antin's racy designs.

Antin's Victoria Secrets style lingerie collection will clearly please some people but one LA fashion designer called the increasing trend for celebrity designers "bogus".

Fashion Week regular Sue Wong said: "I don't believe in reality TV stars turning into designers or a music mogul or a flash-in-the-pan turning into a designer.

She added: "It's all about merchandising and them trying to capitalise on their 15 minutes of fame. I don't think those kind of houses can be taken seriously.

"What can be taken seriously is a real, bona fide talent."

No doubt Antin hopes the lingerie line will do better than her other bright idea, a range of toy Pussycat Dolls to compete with the spectacularly successful Bratz doll phenomenon.

Manufacturer Hasbro unveiled plans to launch the dolls, aimed at girls as young as 8 years old and modelled after the risque group who famously sang "Don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me".

But after protests by parent groups, Hasbro dropped plans for the line.

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