Fashion News: Gaga criticizes critics, Ecclestone launches a line
Lady Gaga gives fashion critics in general -- and the New York Times' Cathy Horyn in particular -- a tongue-lashing in a "memorandum" published in the September issue of V Magazine. Titled: "Extreme Critic Fundamentalism," the open letter begins with the question: "Doesn't the integrity of the critic become compromised when their writings are consistently plagued with negativity?" [V Magazine]
Petra Ecclestone, the 22-year-old heiress who recently made headlines when she bought the Spelling mansion, is getting ready to launch an accessories line called Stark during the upcoming New York Fashion Week, reports industry trade paper WWD. [WWD, subscription required]
Katherine Hooker, a London designer who has worked with the former Kate Middleton and now duchess of Cambridge since 2005, will be holding a trunk show at the London Hotel in West Hollywood on Tuesday and Wednesday, reports our fashion critic Booth Moore. [All The Rage]
Earlier this week, after we mentioned that a Vermont company had launched a charity T-shirt with profits going to Red Cross efforts to aid Vermont victims of the floods, several readers pointed out a similar effort that channels funds to the Vermont Food Bank. The "I Am Vermont Strong" T-shirts can be seen (and ordered) by clicking here.
According to WWD, men's magazine Details is entering the e-commerce arena by inking a long-term partnership with the upscale men's shopping website Mr. Porter, to feature the etailer's product -- curated by the glossy's editorial staff -- on the magazine's website. [WWD, subscription req'd]
-- Adam Tschorn
Photos, from left: The newest resident of the Spelling mansion, Petra Ecclestone is launching an accessories line during New York Fashion Week (Credit: Valerie Macon / Getty Images); Lady Gaga (in her MTV VMA garb) has some choice words for fashion critics in the September issue of V Magazine (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press).