Entertainer and businessman Ryan Seacrest has used his American Idol celebrity as a springboard into other ventures that are making him mega-wealthy. The popular pitchman is now earning millions of dollars selling menswear.
Seacrest is a ball of energy. He bounces effortlessly between gigs as American Idol host and co-host of ABC’s Live With Kelly and Ryan. If that isn’t already enough, he hosts a weekday syndicated radio program and executive produces a number of programs, including Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
As per gq.com, Seacrest has now turned his eye towards fashion, launching a line of distinctive menswear that is on track to pull in over $50 million in retail sales. Seacrest begin taking a serious stab at fashion in 2002 when he became host of American Idol.
After paying closer attention to Burberry’s top designer, Christopher Bailey, who also designed his red carpet suits, he understood what types of clothing gives him comfort and suits his style.
Seacrest’s close-fitting style suits made him look great in front of the camera. But he also knew that regular Joe’s likely couldn’t afford his fashions. So the idea came about to make affordable men’s fashions without scrimping on style and quality.
Under Bailey’s Tutelage, Seacrest, a producer and TV host, started Ryan Seacrest Distinction. He is currently partnered with Macy’s and Peerless Clothing International, the company that manufactures DKNY, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors, among others.
For accessories, he went to the most popular men’s accessory manufacturer in the world — Randa. They also work with Geoffrey Beene and Tommy Hilfiger, to name a few.
Although Seacrest’s (@RyanSeacrest) tapered, slim look took off like a rocket, he realized he was alienating another demographic of men. He expanded the sizes and created looks that went beyond the age of 25.
The affordable line of suits, ties, shoes, sportswear and beyond, hit Macy’s in the spring of 2017. He is also working on a skincare line that should be ready by 2018. Ryan also makes sure to give back thru his charity called the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
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