Antonio Banderas Enrolls In Fashion School Like These 5 Other Unexpected Designer Celebs
While Kanye may be getting all of the buzz for his fashion collaboration with Adidas, he's not the only celebrity looking to make the very unexpected career shift into design. In a super surprising move, Antonio Banderas enrolled in fashion school, specifically Central Saint Martins, the actor revealed via Twitter. Apparently, Zorro doesn't just want to wearan elaborate cape — he wants to learn how to make them!
Banderas has had an incredibly long and successful acting career, so far, but he's not content to rest on his past successes. The actor has decided to make the leap into fashion, telling the British talk show Loose Women, "it's something that has been in my mind for a long time ... I need the knowledge to take steps into that territory." The actor also posted to Instagram about his passion for fashion, summarizing the experience at design school as, "Intense, exciting, serious, and fun all the same time."
Though he's never previously shown any interested in designing his own collection (publicly, anyway), he's clearly already mastered non-chantlantly posing with a posse of mannequins, as evidenced by his social media presence. Nonetheless, it will be very interesting to see what the 55-year-old Banderas ends up creating as part of his graduate collection.
Banderas isn't the only surprising celeb to get in on the clothing business. These five celebrities, for better or worse, are also unexpected contributors to the world of fashion.
1. Adam Levine
The Maroon 5 frontman designs a line for Kmart that is adorable while also being super budget-friendly. However, the idea of the man who famously crooned "I wanna make you feel beautiful" creating clothes for me to wear will never cease to be hilariously funny to me.
2. All of the Real Housewives
It seems like no matter the city, no matter the season, one of the Real Housewives decides it's her destiny to bring her sartorial prowess to the runway in front of all of her naysaying friends. Just look at Real Housewives of New York 's Sonja Morgan managed to pull together a real runway show. The results tend to disappear without a word almost as soon as they arrive.
3. Heidi Montag
So this one isn't so surprising, but considering how many girls on The Hills were legitimately going to school to become successful fashion designers, it's strange that Heidi Montag was the first to launch her very own line, Heidiwood.
4. Liam Gallagher
As the frontman of Oasis, Liam Gallagher basically wrote the soundtrack to your high school experience and now he's looking to create the wardrobe for it as well. Founded in 2009, Gallagher's brand Pretty Green creates simple, preppy menswear similar to what the musician can be found wearing his daily life. Aside from Levine's on-going efforts for Kmart, it's also one of the only success stories in this bunch.
5. John Malkovich
This one sounds almost too good and kooky to be true. Though it's now defunct, back in the day John Malkovich had a clothing line of his very own called Uncle Kimono. It was a lifestyle brand that made men's clothing that looked pretty similar to some of Malkovich's mildly eccentric ensembles. I'll personally be starting the Change.org petition to resurrect this crucial, industry-changing brand.