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!