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Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner has gotten her baby back.
The designer, former model and entrepreneur celebrated International Women’s Day on Friday by revealing that she had personally purchased the once red-hot streetwear brand Baby Phat and will relaunch the label later this year.
She declined to disclose the purchase price or the company from which it was purchased, only saying: “We had to hunt around to find it.”
Leissner was the creator of the women’s-skewed streetwear brand 20 years ago as an extension of the Phat Farm men’s label under her then-husband Russell Simmons’ Phat Fashions company.
Leissner felt at the time that women streetwear fans should have a vehicle and created Baby Phat to fit that bill. She served as its creative director from 2000 to 2010 and later added the president’s title as well.
In its heyday in the early Aughts, Baby Phat was one of Phat Fashions’ most profitable brands with a wide variety of product categories and sales in excess of $ 1 billion. It was worn by major celebrities and hosted elaborate fashion shows.
When Phat Fashion was sold to Kellwood in 2004, Leissner continued to serve as creative director of Baby Phat. A fragrance was launched with Coty in 2005 and
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Don’t mess with Kimora Lee Simmons — especially while she’s trying to ship some packages.
The mogul allegedly got into a physical scuffle with a woman over a parking spot and the police were called.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Russell Simmons‘ ex-wife got into a dispute with a woman last week in a FedEx store parking lot in L.A., and it got physical. We’re told the ladies were arguing over a spot and shoved each other before Kimora took off.
The cops were called by the other woman — who filed a battery report against Kimora — but later in the day … Simmons contacted police and filed one of her own against the lady.
We’re told cops are looking into it and plan to pull surveillance footage of the incident.
We reached out to Kimora … no word back, so far.
Who do you think popped off first? Kimora or the other woman?
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