Gabrielle Union recently launched a 51-piece holiday collection with New York & Company that was designed to fit women of all sizes.
“If it doesn’t fit right, it ain’t right. That’s what it all came down to,” Union said at the collection’s New York City launch event on Monday. “When you’re not doing it right, you’re ignoring 67 percent of Americans who are plus-sized.”
Her collection is available now at nyandcompany.com, and includes metallic dresses, bold jumpsuits, sexy satin sets, leather staple pieces and more. With prices ranging from $55 to $200 — and sizes ranging from XS to XXL, via PEOPLE.
The collection is part of New York and Co.’s Fashion to Figure division.
Union announced the collaboration in a teaser video on Instagram along with the caption: “If I could sum up my life’s wish and fight, it would be to TRULY celebrate diversity and REAL tangible commitment to inclusion. It’s important to lift each other up and shine a light so bright on ALL of us, no one can be ignored or maligned. There are enough crowns of glory for us all. On that note, I am so proud to announce my new collection with @fashiontofigure which opens up the fashion game to a variety of shapes and sizes. It drops tomorrow, I hope you love it. #StrongerTogether #JustGettingStarted.”
Union credits her team with properly executing the plus-size designs.
“This is where you lead humbly…It’s easy to lead with your numbers and your success but a better business move is to center where you are weakest,” the actress said. “Center your blind spots. But if you don’t have the right people on your team you’re not going to ever know what those blind spots are.”