60-year-old Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg has designed nine “ugly Christmas sweaters” that are set to hit racks at Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor today.
Goldberg spoke to The New York Times about her new line ofsweaters, saying: “I’ve always liked them. They make me happy. I’ve worn them for many years. I thought about all the things I’d love to see on a sweater.” Each Whoopi sweater retails for $139 and is made of cashmere, wool, alpaca, and cotton! Designs on the sweaters range from Santa Clauses to an octopus-Menorah style piece.
She continues to The NYT: “You might start right after Thanksgiving, and wear them all the way through Hanukkah and New Year’s and then you’re done for another 12 months until it rolls around again. Anything before Thanksgiving is too early. I’m old school. I come from the protocol of ‘O.K., here’s Halloween and then you have Thanksgiving.’ No Christmas at Halloween. I’d love to design holiday footwear. I’d love to design housewares. If you’re going to have things in the house, you might as well not be bored by them.”