Kimora Lee Simmons’ fashion design career started shortly after marrying Russell. Her husband had begun creating baby clothing from his Phat Farm clothing line. Kimora Lee then took the project on herself, and Baby Phat was created in 1999. She was named creative director and president of the line, taking it from baby t-shirts to a full line of urban women’s wear. In January 2004, Kimora Lee and Russell Simmons sold the apparel and licensing of the Baby Phat and Phat Farm brands to Kellwood Company for $140 million.
As a result of the sale, the couple started expanding the line, including the Simmons Jewelry Company, which included the “Diamond Diva” line. That same year, Kimora Lee and her husband signed a deal with Coty, Inc. to create a line of women’s fragrances under the Kimora Lee Simmons brand. The couple also signed with Vida Shoes International to create a line of women’s shoes under the Baby Phat line. In 2007, Kimora Lee Simmons was promoted by Kellwood to President and Creative Director of Phat Fashions, which covered both Baby Phat and Phat Farm.
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