Kareena Kapoor is on the verge of tying up with an international fashion house for a signature clothesline. The star has planned a tour of Paris and Los Angeles where her agents are setting up a series of meetings with prominent designer houses.
While it’s almost de rigeur for big Hollywood celebrities, it’ll definitely be a first for a Bollywood star.
“I won’t be associating with any Indian designer for my clothesline. It has to be a global fashion brand. I have told my agents in Matrix that I want to go to Paris to finalise a designer,” Kareena told DNA.
According to sources, the brands they are in touch with include Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Giorgio Armani, Donatella Versace and Roberto Cavalli.
“Kareena’s agents are basically concentrating on design houses that are members of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in France, but preferably one which doesn’t already have a presence in India. The ensembles designed and manufactured by them will be marketed in India and a few other countries as Kareena’s signature line,” says a source close to the star.
Sources add that a multi-million dollar deal with the most probable title of “Kareena” is in the pipeline. Also, there will be an extensive ad campaign and “a glittering national launch in Mumbai” once she’s signed on the dotted line.
“I can’t talk about the business aspect of the deal just yet. I have a three-month marathon schedule coming up with Karan Johar (for the Hindi remake of Stepmom which also stars Kajol) and after that I’m planning to go on a holiday. So, the Paris trip will be worked into that schedule. I will also be going to Los Angeles to meet some more designers. A lot of work needs to be done before I can make an official announcement about it,” signs off Kareena. Bon voyage.
A number of Hollywood hotties and pop stars have their signature lines including Jessica Simpson, Milla Jovovich, Jennifer Lopez, Pamela Anderson, Elizabeth Hurley, Elle Macpherson, Victoria Beckham, Gwen Stefani and Beyonce Knowles.