Whoopi Goldberg Designs “Ugly Sweater” Holiday Collection for Lord & Taylor

by Kristen Heinzinger

Whoopi Goldberg has been dipping her toe in fashion recently, but as of today, she’s going for the less fashionable approach. The View co-host and actress is designing a collection of eight kitschy holiday sweaters for Lord & Taylor. Whoopi and her family uphold an “ugly sweater” tradition, which inspired the all inclusive designs, including whimsical prints like an octopus menorah, a turtleneck paying tribute to the modern family, a zip-up with Santas of different ethnicities, and classic sweaters made from a mix of alpaca, wool, and cashmere.

“I wanted my love of the holidays to come to life with this ‘ugly’ sweater collection,” Whoopi said in a statement. “There’s no better way to celebrate the season than by wearing or giving an ‘ugly’ holiday sweater and spending time with family and friends, which is really what it’s all about.”


To celebrate the collection, Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue flagship is creating a special installation in one of its iconic windows, which Goldberg will help unveil on November 15. The sweaters are available on November 1 at 37 Lord & Taylor stores and lordandtaylor.com for $139.

In case you had doubts about Whoopi’s holiday sweater experience, here are a few Instas of her modeling her personal collection.


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