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Queen Latifah: Plus-Size Is A Word We Need To Bury At This Point (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 05/23/2011 6:48 pm Updated: 07/23/2011 5:12 am

Queen Latifah has added "slash-designer" to her lengthy title, debuting a line of apparel, handbags and hair extensions for HSN, Women's Wear Daily reports.

The collections, called Queen, are set to launch this August and priced from under $100 up to $300. The offerings will come in a range of sizes; that's not to say the line is exclusively for plus-size women, a term Latifah abhors:

"It is a word we need to bury at this point," she said. "It's for all sizes. Even just taking into account the various body shapes and body types of women as they range through those sizes, and making sure that everything is sized properly for them, has been exciting."

In fact, sizing was one of the reasons that Latifah stayed on the sidelines of the celebrity design game. She told the fashion newspaper, "I felt like larger girls were not respected, even though we are huge consumers. I felt the marketplace didn't respect us in the way it should. I was not going to step out with a clothing line that didn't respect a fuller-figured woman or a curvaceous woman, and really all women."

Take a look at two of the pieces from Queen Latifah for HSN and head over to WWD.com to see -- and read -- the rest.

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