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Take that, Cathy Horyn. Via Getty
In the words of the quietly hilarious WWD, the "beef" between Cathy Horyn and Oscar de la Renta just "got meatier" thanks to Lady Gaga. She blasted to her millions of followers yesterday the following:
@OscarPRGirl Bravo Oscar. Only you would be so chic as to purchase an entire page in WWD, making statements like a good fashion citizen.
That's three cheers for Oscar and at least one cheer for herself, since the "making statements like a good fashion citizen" part nods to her own open letter to Horyn penned about this time last year and published in V. Entitled "Extreme Critic Fundamentalism" (defined later as "as instilling fear in the hopes and dreams of young inventors in order to establish an echelon of tastemakers") and CC'd to a bevy of "people" including Ms.?Vreeland, Art Historians, Intellectuals, Journalists, Columnists, The World, and, of course, Cathy Horyn herself, the five paragraph memo champions "subliminal art," Twitter, and Tavi Gevinson while it attempts to knock the fashion hierarchy off its pedestal. It's a sight to behold.
Also, we're happy to note that among the melange of metaphors the pop-star/self-titled "Twitter Queen" employs to get her point across (i.e. the Titanic, nuns, mummies), there's a fantastic one about a mean elephant and a peanut. Looks like food insults in fashion didn't start with grilled meat, but can indeed include all County Fair edibles.
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