Diane Gilman (clothing designer)

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Diane Gilman is an American clothing designer and shopping channel television personality on HSN,[1] where she is known as the "Jean Queen".[2][3] May 2014 marked her 20th anniversary on the retail network, where she built her $150 million jeans empire.[2][4] She is the number one selling fashion brand on HSN,[3] and also appears regularly on TSC, QVCItaly, and QVCuk.[5][6]

She began specializing in jeans after noticing the denim industry's void in catering to baby boomer women like herself.[7][8][9] Since then, she has expanded her offerings to a highly successful line of tops and separates[10]

In 2013, Diane authored a book called Good Jeans: 10 Simple Truths about Feeling Great, Staying Sexy, & Aging Agelessly. While her book is largely biographical in nature, she uses her story to encourage and inspire women to go after their dreams and regain a greater sense of self-entitlement that may have been withered by societal expectations and pressures placed upon women past a certain age.[11][12][13]

She was interviewed by Cathy Horyn of The New York Times and CBS This Morning.[14][15] She also regularly blogs for The Huffington Post.[16] Diane has received multiple awards for her success in the fashion industry, as well as for her inspirational voice.[3][17][18][19][20]


  1. ^ "Diane Gilman Fashion at HSN.com". Hsn.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Eddie Roche (June 2014), "Meet Diane Gilman, HSN's 'Jean Queen'", Fashionweekdaily.com
  3. ^ a b c "Designer Diane Gilman Receives Fashinvest Designer Award 3rd Annual Capital Conference", FashInvest, December 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Sharon Edelson (June 9, 2014). "It's in the Jeans: Diane Gilman Celebrates 20 Years on HSN". WWD. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "Fashions - Diane Gilman Fashions - Online Shopping for Canadians". Theshoppingchannel.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "Fashion by Diane Gilman". Archived from the original on August 13, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2023.
  7. ^ "Rock 'N Roll Designer Gets Her Groove Back and Makes Millions". The Huffington Post. April 25, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Diane · Diane Gilman - Fashion designer". Dianegilman.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "The 'Queen of Jeans' Changing The Denim Industry". Inside Edition. December 10, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  10. ^ "How to Hit 'Restart' After Age 50". Nextavenue.org. May 27, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  11. ^ Rebecca Klein (April 19, 2013) "Diane Gilman's Jeans And Book Encourage Women To 'Age Agelessly'", Huffington Post. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "HSN denim diva Diane Gilman hitting stride in her 60s". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  13. ^ "Diane Gilman's Jeans And Book Encourage Women To 'Age Agelessly'". Crativeaging.org. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  14. ^ Horyn, Cathy (July 17, 2012). "Home Shopping For Baby Boomers". The New York Times. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  15. ^ "CBS". CBS. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  16. ^ "Diane Gilman". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  17. ^ "A Letter From Mindy". View.hsn.net. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  18. ^ "Highlights of HSN Gala from host Shivan Sarna". Hsn.net. Archived from the original on January 5, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  19. ^ "A Night In OZ - The HSN 2011 Awards Gala". View.hsn.net. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  20. ^ "23rd Annual Entrepreneurial & Business Women's Expo - New Castle County Chamber of Commerce New Castle, DE". Nccc.com. Archived from the original on October 28, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2014.

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