Selma Blair hopes to make inclusive fashion line. Actress Selma Blair had expressed her desire to create a ‘chic’ fashion line for disabled people following her diagnosis with MS.
After announcing her MS diagnosis to the world in October 2018, Selma Blair said she was relieved to finally get answers after years of experiencing pain.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Blair has revealed that she has one major complaint about life with MS. While many expect her to name a certain symptom, her answer was to do with the lack of fashionable clothing available to those with illnesses or disabilities, admitting that ‘dressing is a shit show.’
Well, Blair wants to change that. She explained: “I would like to partner with someone like Christian Siriano on a line for everyone—not just people who necessarily need adaptive clothing, but for those who want comfort, too. It can still be chic. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice style. Like, let’s get elastic waistbands to look a little bit better.”
She also believes that fashion needs to be extended to canes, as they should ‘fit right and look cool’. During her first public appearance at Vanity Fair’s Oscar party on Sunday, she walked the red carpet with a cane, designed to coordinate with her stunning Ralph & Russo gown.
She said: “I have met so many people on Instagram who have said that they were always ashamed of their cane. You want to still be part of the living, not a shuffling person people get out of the way for because they’re queasy. A cane, I think, can be a great fashion accessory.”
Blair also believes it’s important to speak out and raise awareness about these issues, saying: “I’m pretty much a nobody in Hollywood. But when I read comments on Instagram from people who were suffering, whether it was from MS, or anything, I thought, Holy shit, there’s a need for honesty about being disabled from someone recognisable.”
Selma Blair hopes to make inclusive fashion line