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Taylor Swift Launches Dress Collection, But Don’t Call Her a Designer

Tween news flash: Taylor Swift likes sundresses. No, she really likes them — enough to collaborate with l.e.i. to develop her own line of $14 dresses, which will launch at Wal-Mart next month. “Sundresses are my favorite things to wear,” Swift tells us about her inspiration. “In the summer, I automatically want to look bohemian.” Yes, for this 19-year-old, sunshine is the ultimate boho-hippie trigger. And just as we fear we’re watching her descend into the dreaded celebrity-designer category, she promises not to become Lauren Conrad anytime soon: “I don’t look at it like I’m branching out as a designer. It’s not the Taylor Swift designer line or whatever,” she says. “I like people who have worked their entire lives to become designers. I think that they have their place as designers and I have my place as a musician, and I’m going to pretty much stick to that.” Excuse us, we just saw pigs fly.

In terms of actually checking out her favorite designers, Taylor’s plans for Fashion Week are bleak. “I’ve never been to a fashion show. I love just watching them on TV,” she says. “I want to go, that would be so cool.” This girl shows up to red-carpet events in everything from Balenciaga to Marchesa to Collette Dinnigan. Publicists are you listening? Fourteen-dollar dresses are nice and all, but someone get her an invite.

See more of her dresses for l.e.i. after the jump.

The dresses.Photo: Melissa Hom

Taylor Swift Launches Dress Collection, But Don’t Call Her a Designer