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Sheila Johnson Introduces Scarf Collection

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When you’re the founder of a major television network, owner of a chain of hotels and resorts, what else is there to conquer? Well, fashion of course!

Billionaire Sheila Johnson, ex-wife of Robert Johnson, and co-founder of BET television networks, has her sights set on bringing a worldly feel to our every day wear.

Now enter her luxe scarf line which will be available exclusively on her website, www.sheilajohnsoncollection.com, will retail for $475 and are handcrafted in Italy of soft modal fabric. The scarves designs will feature digital prints of Johnson’s travels around the world as well  as her post-earthquake photographs of Haiti which she visited with Donna Karan (a collaborator on her scarf line of course).

Proceeds from the sales of the collection will go to benefit Johnson’s team the Lady Salamanders, a women’s street soccer team she started.

“I’ve been thinking about this for two years,” Johnson told WWD. “I came up with this idea to see if I could digitally put these pictures on the scarves. When it translates digitally, it looks abstract, but it’s also the way I take the pictures.”

 

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