Strictly for the fashion set: Gwyneth Paltrow branches out into design with $90 white T-shirt – but it only fits up to size 8
15:52 GMT, 5 July 2012
Gwyneth Paltrow's blog has invited a mixed reaction since it's inception in 2008 and her latest GOOP offering is no exception.
As the first installment in a series of weekly limited edition collaborations, the star has debuted a white T-shirt that will set fans back a staggering $90.
The simple 'goop tee' as she has called it, is not only expensive, however, but is only available in a one-size-fits all model for women trim enough to squeeze into a size 0 to 8.
Summer style: Gwyneth Paltrow is offering a plain white 'perfect' t-shirt on her blog GOOP for a whopping $90 as part of a weekly collaboration series of limited edition clothing
Since the average American woman today sports a size 12 to 14, the snug top will remain as inaccessible to most of the population as the star's other sartorial recommendations like $100 children's hoodies and Chloe silk jackets.
Still, the actress is as upbeat as ever about her latest venture, describing her collaboration partners, Kain Label, as 'creators of the perfect tee.'
Simple The plain t-shirt with black piping not only costs a lot but is only available in a one-size-fits all fit that women who are larger than a size 8 will not be able to squeeze into
'We've collaborated with Kain Label… to create a version exclusive to goop, inspired by tuxedo tailoring, we added grosgrain piping to the shoulders and sides, and shortened the length, modernizing this essential wardrobe staple,' she explains.
The simple wardrobe staple, she maintains, is one that can transition comfortably from stylish day wear to chic evening attire. And wearing it un-tucked would be GOOP's suggestion.
Fans of the lifestyle blog will be excited to learn that this collaboration kicks of what will be a weekly tradition of limited edition home wares and clothing.
Paltrow describes the products as 'foundation pieces for you to build upon with your own personal style.'
Fresh-faced: The actress is well known for her bare-faced public appearances and laid back style whilst promoting the wellness and health proponent of her blog
Also on the inventory is a pair of 'Marrakesh jeans' designed with MiH Jeans brand. Tailored to lengthen the leg, the unwashed pure denim pants are priced at $200.
Though tongues are already wagging about the self-appointed taste maker's latest announcement, the actress is unlikely to care much about the criticism.
A cookbook author, wellness guru, travel expert, fashion maven and all-round style mentor, she once told People about her blog: 'I think the people who are criticizing it or criticizing the idea of it, don't really get it, because if they did, they would like it.'