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Whoopi Goldberg, Unsung Fashion Hero, Designed Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Lord & Taylor

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Whoopi Goldberg

Remember, this is the woman who wore Crocs before Christopher Kane made them cool.

To the uninitiated, casual observer of fashion, Whoopi Goldberg may seem like an unlikely choice for a fashion designer.

But in our humble opinion, there could not be a more suitable designer for an ugly holiday sweater collection than the View co-host, who has established her reputation as queen of fugly fashion. The 60-year-old has collaborated with Lord & Taylor on an exclusive collection of wool, cashmere and alpaca sweaters (featuring both white and black Santas and an octopus/menora hybrid), available on Nov. 1 for $139 each. 

Don't get us wrong, Goldberg has long been a mainstay of the fashion community, forging relationships with designers and nabbing front-row seats at their New York Fashion Week Shows. In the case of Open Ceremony's fall 2016 collection, she played the part of model/social activist on behalf of Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. 

However, when it comes to her personal style, the Sister Act actress is a champion of ugly style: Crocs (before Christopher Kane gave them his high-fashion stamp of approval), Vetements' oversize sweatshirts and flashy, tacky-cool boots are part of her regular rotation.

Goldberg will celebrate the capsule with a special event on Nov. 15 at Lord & Taylor's Fifth Avenue flagship store, during which the retailer will unveil a special window dedicated to the must-have holiday sweaters. 

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