Is not giving up on becoming a force in mass market fashion...
Kamali to Design Line for Wal-Mart
Norma herself appears to be determined to branch out as well. Too Fat for Fashion reported just recently that she has introduced a plus-size line...
Good on her. Designers like Ms. Kamali, Isaac Mizrahi and yes, Marc Jacobs get it...to survive and thrive a designer needs to broaden their customer base. The truly creative ones will find a way to service women across the size, age and economic spectrum.
The others? Well, I suggest they take a good look at the fate of the dinosaurs.
(A shout out of thanks to Fashion Inc at Conde Nast Portfolio.com for the heads up on the Wal-mart / Kamali deal.)