Influencer-Led Apparel Brands Seemed Like the Future, but Execution Is Proving Complicated

The closure of Julia Berolzheimer's Gal Meets Glam Collection raises questions about the model

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Julia Berolzheimer, arguably one of the world’s most successful influencers with 1.2 million Instagram followers, started her brand, Gal Meets Glam, as a personal style blog while she was still in college. Within a few years, it transitioned to a full-blown content business. And in early 2018, it expanded with the launch of Gal Meets Glam Collection, a clothing line initially focused on dresses.

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