HSN Jean Queen Diane Gilman Rocks Chanel Bag, Chloe Blouse For N.Y. Times Interview

Wow, HSN jean queen Diane Gilman sure enjoys the good life with the money she makes hawking her wares on the home shopping network,

The New York Times did a rather snarky profile of Gilman, who wanted to meet the reporter for lunch at Bergdorf Goodman. We couldn’t afford anything at that store: It makes Bloomies look cheap.

anyway, here’s the profile:


Gilman was rocking her $24.90 denim jeggings while wearing “a Maison Margiela jacket, a Chanel bag, Manolo shoes and a Chloe blouse.” No. 1, we never heard of Maison Margiela. It must be really exclusive. No. 2, we can’t afford the other high-end designer duds that Gilman was sporting.

According to the story, Gilman has sold 5 million pairs of jeans on HSN, has a $175 million business and a customer base of 500,000 women.

Gilman,66,says that she’s making more money than she ever has in her life. Good for her. We aren’t. No wonder she’s walking around with a Chanel bag.

The redhead revealed that she is writing a book on baby boomers, and related a great quote to The Times that she said a New York garmento once told her: “Why would you want to design an old-lady jean for fat chicks?”

Why indeed? How about that Chanel bag? That would be reason enough for us.

Gilman also let the cat out of the bag about who does her hair, which is much too big for 2012.

She has it blown out at the upscale John Barrett salon, which is in Bergdorf’s.

Honestly, we’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: Get a new, updated ‘do Diane!

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7 Responses to “HSN Jean Queen Diane Gilman Rocks Chanel Bag, Chloe Blouse For N.Y. Times Interview”

  1. wayne Says:

    worst person i have ever had the displeasure of meeting

  2. homeshoppingista Says:

    Do tell

  3. Peaches B. Says:

    OMG this old gal needs more than just a new do. She is a total throw back to the 70s!! Where are the fashion police when you need them?? Her jeans look like hooker ware!!

  4. pamela Says:

    I just want to know if thats a wig love the jeans and how is her boyfriend

  5. lani Says:

    Honestly her clothing is so very tacky

  6. diane howard Says:

    Diane I love the brushed jeans got two pairs , now I want the kaki ones .They are so soft and fit great.Love your products I also have jogging from you.

  7. Lauren Adamson Says:

    Was surfing for info and ran across this….how lucky all of you are who have had good experiences with Diane’s jeans. I have found the sizes to never run true…I might need a 4 in the blue ones but the black ones in 2 might be huge. The quality is gone, too.
    I was a fan of her washable silks and knits, and had several 2, 3, or 4 piece sets that lasted for years. And, I wore the stuffing out of them! I was excited when she started with jeans…only to find out she ditched her knits, to my dismay. I had good luck with the jeans in the very beginning….about a year in, it all went to pot.
    She has become screechy and aggressive on air, and although I don’t mind her hair, it could be tamed down just a little and some bangs would be more flattering than her high forehead. She dresses unflatteringly….she looks all belly in most of what she wears. And most of her clothes are waaay over priced and waaay beyond tacky.
    Clean up your designs, Diane, as well as your quality control. Tone down the bling and up, up with the quality. I’m a boomer and I wouldn’t be caught dead in the mrek she sells now. I like classic jeans. A tiny bit of bling on the pocket for dress up is fine. No military look or nautical themes, PLEASE. And no tie die, fringe or other 70s crap.
    Well, it’s off my chest. We can only hope she reads it. I have found the quality in general at HSN to be going down at a fast rate. Ditto the other home shopping channels.

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