Kyle Richards was pretty crying on the runway.
The “Real Housewife” of Beverly Hills couldn’t stop the tears from flowing following her first presentation for Kyle and Shahida, the colorful new resort collection co-created with designer Shahida Clayton.
Luckily, the television personality had plenty of emotional support. Five of her fellow RHOBH castmates, including Lisa Rinna in a black silk bodysuit, Denise Richards in a bodysuit of black lace coupled with skintight leggings and Teddi Mellencamp in a sheer white bodysuit, paraded the label’s sultry ensembles down the catwalk – as did two of her daughters, Sophia and Alexia. Cheering them on from the seats were two of her new Season 10 co-stars, Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke, along with her nieces Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton Rothschild.
“I’m so embarrassed,” Kyle told The Post backstage after the presentation, dabbing at her cheeks. “I tried to pull it together but I couldn’t.”
The veteran actress said that launching a label came naturally. “I’m from a family of all women and fashion is a part of our lives. After closing my stores, I thought, ‘What’s my next move?’ I just decided I want to do a clothing line and I found an amazing partner in Shahida. We bounce ideas back and forth, so that it’s a collaboration between us.” The see-now-buy-now brand will be available starting Monday at Kyle-Shahida.com.
As for that other show, Beauvais said she’s thrilled to join RHOBH as the first black cast member. “I think it’s about time,” said the former runway model, ravishing in a red dress. “I think they’re a little late. Diversity is already great and inclusion is always wonderful.”
Her twin boys, Jax and Jaid, are also excited, but for a different reason. “They’re like, ‘Do we get to be on TV?’ One of them said to me, ‘Are we getting paid? Because I’m in it for the money.’ And they’re 11 years old!” she added with a laugh.
Beauvais intends to keep it real. “I’ve always been an open book, whether I’m going through a divorce or whatever. I’ve had ups and downs, but I’ve also had a beautiful life. Out of the downs, I’ve been able to make them positive. So I think that’s all we can do.”
Her seatmate Stracke, the party planner and hostess extraordinaire, said she wasn’t quite sure why she had signed up to be a Housewife. “I lost my mind for a day,” she joked. “You know what, I wouldn’t have done it, but I watched the show, and I liked all the girls and I wanted to have the experience.”
What do her three teenage children think of her new job? “They’re sort of indifferent,” she said. “Maybe they don’t get it.”