Kimora Lee Simmons parts ways with Baby Phat
August 24th, 2010
01:46 PM ET

Kimora Lee Simmons parts ways with Baby Phat

Kimora Lee Simmons is heading into fall fashion season with one less clothing line: the former model is parting ways with the parent company for Baby Phat, Kellwood, as of September 1.

Simmons, who has worked on the brand for more than a decade, told E! Online, “It's time for me to move on and further expand my other businesses and create a new phenomenon.”

Much to the dismay of her Twitter followers, it looks as though Baby Phat also won’t have a fall fashion show, which Simmons noted wasn’t her decision. But as she states on her Twitter feed, the mom of three isn't going to let this sartorial split slow “Team Fabulosity” down.

Simmons still has three other labels - KLS collection, Kouture by Kimora and Fabulosity - in addition to other ventures, like fragrances. To top it off, she’s also shooting the fourth season of her Style Network reality show, “Life in the Fab Lane."

"My inspiration has always come from the fabulous women who have been with me through the years as we've grown from young party girls to power players,” Simmons told E!. “We're ready for our next journey together and we're taking a whole new generation of incredible young women with us.”


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  1. Elibra

    YOU BETTER WORK KIMORA!!!!! I love, and your style and way of life is FIERCE! You are such a dedicated mother and business woman. I hate that you are not with BP anymore but GOD only closes doors to open new ones.........I will follow your fashion where ever you go and P.S. please keep your FABULOUSITY FABULOUS

    ****OH YEAH and HATERS STAY ON YOUR JOB!*****

    October 15, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. First City Capital/Edward Goss Sr.

    We do factoring too.

    September 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kenneth Logan Moss

    We finance all types of ventures, we are scaled down Mark Cubans!

    September 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tandem Financial/Kenneth Moss President

    We would finance the designer!

    September 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Shelby Band Esquire -Sarasota Florida

    The clothes are very Hip & kool.

    September 19, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Randal Frank Lanard

    The clothes are kind of freaky.

    September 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dino Jason contino

    the clothes are hip and Kool.

    September 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The_Dude

    Designer ghetto krap. She needs a new line called phat assed sportswear.

    September 7, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kittybling

    Good riddance ghetto clothes!!!

    September 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. thick-barbie

    i love kimora but she is pretty mean but she is getting fat duh!! ppl from those 3 kids and she was rich at the age of 17 and miss gay wht u look like lol im bi and single

    August 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tula

    Oops! Forgot to mention that her clothes and accessories are cheaply made and look like crap. Cheap materials. I urge everyone out there to stop purchasing her lines. She is exploiting the obvious population! (s)!! For the same prices she charges for her inferior styles and materials, you can shop the discount stores and find classy, well manufactured clothing.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • thick-barbie

      i think her hills is the cutiest thing she got out and her straight leggs

      August 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tula

    Well, finally, her life will be reset. She is a horrible person. Almost all of us are suffering economically in all aspects of life, and she goes on, and on, and on about consumption and how fabulous her life is. What has she done lately to respond to what is going on in the word. Kimora, you mojo is slipping never to return. You are not fabulous as you perceive; kharma, kharma, kharma, you are a hollow, ugly human being. Your life has been reset!

    August 25, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. OhNoUDidEnt

    Low lighting, heavy markup, and workers in Hondorus, Mexico, and Haiti, along with awful and seized up fabric, do not make a clothing line, i.e. BabyPhat.

    Awful fabric and tacky designs are hard to accept.

    She should just stop the drama (totally unnecessary) and tend to her children. Give the show a rest, and please woman, just SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP.

    ...nuff sayad..

    August 25, 2010 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jamie

    Who cares....I mean with all the crap people have to deal with on a daily basis, just to survive....a clothing line...spare me!

    August 25, 2010 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
    • @ Jamie

      Yeah, like whether you should comment on a Marquee Blog or actually choose to do something else... oh wait, we got your verdict...

      August 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Exodus

    I never liked Baby Phat clothing anyway. That style was too Urban and Ghetto looking for me anyway.
    I use to see a lot of younger Black girls wearing those clothes and they came from the Hood and Ghetto or from Urban Towns, walking around trying to look and act tough in Baby Phat clothes. Who wanted to always walk around in that clothing style with cat on it? I sure didn't. They should yank all those Bay Phat clothes out of the stores and burn them up. No MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 25, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  16. Exodus

    Kimora does not rule. She thinks she rules the pheasants that suck up to her because she writes and signes their stipend checks she feeds them.

    I watch her show few times, and I would not last one hot minute listening to her ass bossing and ordering me around like a trained animal. She talks to her staff like they are her trained seals, telling them how high she wants them to jump and fetch her bs

    I would have been punched her in her face and called it a day and never look back. The staff would of had to pull me off of her on the floor.

    Let's see how much longer she is gonna stay with Mr. Hounsu before he gets tired of her whiny and controlling ways she got away with, with Russuel. When the newness wears off, Mr. Hounsu is gonna take the blinders off and take his son and split. He's not paying her any child support money, He can take care of his son by him self.

    August 25, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  17. gooddesigns

    Baby Phat was doing horrible, cheap fabric with loud embellishments. That and House of Dereon. Beyonce should stick to singing, Kimora needs to reevaluate taste.

    August 24, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. p1tey1

    LOVE Kimora's work ethic! She gets the job done and has been an inspiration to me in my business. I love strong, working women like her and Beyonce (the hardest working woman in show business) ! Looking forward to the new season of her show.

    August 24, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Smelly

    I always liked her too but her perfume was awful smelling.I was surprised. One of her daughters is a clone of her ex Russel. She has a wonderful family & has a great business sense !

    August 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  20. CathiC

    Kimora rules! I get a kick out of watching her each week. She's made her own way, her own money, and her own life. She's a strong woman who runs her companies her way. Of course, because she speaks her mind and makes clear what she wants, she's called a B****h. And I wish I looked like that after three kids! Lighten up, folks! Your unfabulosity is showing!!!

    August 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kaylynna

      CathiC..I LOVE IT!!! Your comment hit the nail right on the head!! They're hating on her due to their lack of 'fabulosity'!

      August 26, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  21. MissJ

    wow guess people just cant support people doing well.. whats with all the rude comments! when u r as successful as KLS then your comments will count.........

    August 24, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • MissGay

      For a time Bernie Madoff was doing pretty well, too. Should we have supported him?

      August 25, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  22. Odalice Feliz

    workaholic

    August 24, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Lissa

    Please you are all haters!! Kimora is the bomb strong woman that calls the shots!!! Gold Digger please Russell got what he deserved !!

    August 24, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • anderson

      You must be on the payroll, she's is not kind or fabulos

      August 24, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • I Love Kimora!

      How is she a gold digger when he went after her at the age of 17? He is a dirty old man who got her young and when he couldn't control her, went for another "kid"!

      August 24, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  24. kimberdee

    Yeah I agree, she's a pretty horrendous person. I tried to watch her show, but she's just so horrible to everyone around her I couldnt do it. And I wouldnt buy her products if the alternative was to go naked.

    August 24, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  25. erricka

    I really just want to know what on earth makes her so fab wit all that neck fat lol

    August 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • TruBea

      First off she is a powerful woman who doesn't take short coming she has a corporation to run and runs it well. Kimora could care less if you negative people like her or not cause hse is still gonna do her a do it well. Be Blessed kimora

      September 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Kelly

    She is a rude, horrible person! Nothing fabulous about her!

    August 24, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  27. MILFluver

    I'd still hit that

    August 24, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  28. staysi

    she is obnoxious!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  29. portalpunk

    Speaking of FAT, check out the cubby face on her. She gold digged for all of Russels money and then balloned up.

    August 24, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • CR

      Cubby? Do you mean cubby like 'similar to a bear cub's face' or 'similar to a cubby-hole like in Kindergarten' ?

      August 24, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • TruBea

      How is she a Gold digger she build BabY PHat her self then Mr. Russel turn Phat farm over to her they are still gfriends and love their children. So stop being a hater.

      September 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Donna Carol

    BABY PHAT SUCKS ANYWAY!! IT SHOULD OF BEEN OFF THE MARKET!!!
    I SPENT 5 YEARS SELLING IN THE URBAN RETAIL STORES AND HER STUFF WAS NOT HOT NOR THAT PROFITABLE!!! SO GOOD RIDDENS!!!!

    August 24, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • TruBea

      People hate and hate that only makes her go Up Up Up and Up Kimora Keep doing you which I know you wil. God bless...

      September 7, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |

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