Reese Witherspoon, Oscar-Winning And Legally Blonde Actress, Misses David Letterman Jokes, Launches Southern Fried Fashion Line

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon

  Reese Witherspoon, the Oscar-winning star of “Legally Blonde” and the newly released Hot Pursuit” with Sofia Vergara, had a blonde moment on “Late Night With David Letterman.” The actress also launched Draper James, a southern inspired retail brand.

The 39-year-old actress was promoting her new comedy movie, “Hot Pursuit,” which also stars Sofia Vergara from the Emmy-winning “Modern Family,” on David Letterman’s The Late Show on Tuesday and the jokes were flying.

Over her head.

Witherspoon also chatted with Dave about her 15-year-old daughter Ava.

Letterman shared a recent Instagram photo of Witherspoon.

Reese Witherspoon announced the launch of Draper James, a retail brand with a focus on fashion, accessories and home decor inspired by the American South.  The brand is named after Reese’s grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon, who remain today her greatest influences.

Is joining Goop and Preserve, in the lifestyle website.

“I created Draper James to honor my past and allow others to embrace the beauty, style and excitement that embodies what is happening in the South today,” Reese Witherspoon said in a statement.

Draper James will be working closely with Southern artisans and will produce proprietary items in Southern factories.

“Draper James was built on the backdrop of Reese’s Southern past which is both timely and relevant.  Not only is the South having a cultural surge, but it has a rich ecosystem that we tapped into on every level,” says CEO, Andrea Hyde.

“While growing up in Nashville, Reese was taught the importance of grace and charm, reads the press release.  “She learned that being overdressed was far better than being underdressed, and she grew to love clothes, accessories and home items that are unabashedly pretty.  These influences are present in Draper James; the brand offers flattering, feminine dresses and separates in bright and cheerful prints, with styles meant to be playfully worn and mixed together.  Accessories will range from jewelry to handbags, while home offerings will include stationery, blankets, pillows, and cocktail napkins amongst others.

Draper James products will be manufactured and designed in-house.

The brand will launch direct to consumer online at, followed by its first brick and mortar store opening this fall in Reese’s hometown of Nashville.


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