Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams always wanted to be a designer. The actress and singer worked retail in high school (at a store called Current and Casual), went on to adore intricate pageant gowns as Miss America in 1984 (her winning dress is stored at Syracuse University), and turned into a power dresser on TV (thanks to her characters of Wilhelmina Slater on Ugly Betty and Renee Perry onDesperate Housewives).

Now, at 52, she’s taking a lifetime of fashion fascination to the next level by launching her first line, V. by Vanessa Williams, on the Evine home shopping network and starting March 19.

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