Adele is reportedly in talks with creative director Christopher Bailey to collaborate on a line of plus-size clothing for Burberry, according to Vogue UK.
Burberry, so it goes, is courting the Grammy-winning singer to work with Bailey on an assortment of “bespoke” apparel for “voluptous customers,” which would, honestly, be totally awesome. While plus size apparel has made inroads in the industry (with events, for example, like Full-Figured Fashion Week), we can’t recall any designer as posh as Burberry explicitly launching a line of plus-size clothes in recent history.
The rumors would make sense: Adele and Burberry have been long-time buddies, and the hit singer is a budding fashion star, covering Vogue in March 2012. Also, plus size clothes are seeing a renaissance, retail-wise. Both the Kardashians and Kelly Osbourne have incorporated apparel for curvier gals into their lines.
Adele, who announced her pregnancy back in June, is supposed to be due this month and was seen sporting her baby bump earlier in September. Perhaps she’ll get to work on a range of maternity wear, too.
All that said, Burberry has declined to comment, which could mean a number of things, none of which mean that we’re uncrossing our fingers.
by Jessica Misener