Regis Philbin Starts Clothing Line

Tuesday, June 13th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) — Regis Philbin thinks he has the final answer in fashion: He's started his own clothing line featuring the stylish duds he wears on his hit show, ``Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.''

Philbin appeared at Macy's flagship store on 34th Street on Monday to launch the ``Regis by the Van Heusen Company'' line.

The star toured the window displays featuring wall-size photos of him at different stages in his life behind mannequins with Philbin masks wearing, of course, his trademark monochrome cotton shirt and satin tie ensembles.

``It brings back memories,'' he quipped of the photos in one of his few utterances to the press, between big stiff smiles for the cameras.

Over 200 shoppers stood in a line to say hello to Philbin, who handed out signed photos and posed for pictures.

``The shirts look beautiful and Regis is fun. He's cute,'' gushed Dorothy Shromoff, a retiree from Two Harbors, Minn., who proudly showed off her signed Philbin photo.