Gabrielle Union drinks tequila to help get creative in design meetings

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union drinks tequila during design meetings to help get the creativity flowing.

The actress first teamed up with designers at American brand New York & Company back in 2017, and since then, has launched several capsule collections.

Her latest drop features 51 holiday-inspired pieces, such as a gold strapless maxi dress, a two-tone jumpsuit, and an ombre metallic halterneck dress. But when discussions with the team go on too long, Gabrielle is adamant that she has no choice but to start drinking.

"We pick colours, fabrics, and try the pieces on to see how they fit on real people. I’m all about fit. Our design meetings last hours, and they sometimes include tequila – I swear it gets the creativity going," the 47-year-old cheekily shared in a chat with Essence magazine.

The Bring It On star has championed inclusivity and body positivity with her collections, and accordingly, is determined to celebrate women who were "living their truths".

"While I’m crazy about fashion, I’m also all about balance and want to make sure I create looks that not only I would wear, but that my mom, aunts, cousins, friends, and sisters would want to rock," she explained. "Inclusivity has always been important to me as well as comfortability and affordability.

"Inclusivity a huge factor when I envision what each collection looks like, so I could not be more proud of the outcome.”

The latest Gabrielle Union x New York & Company range is now available.

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