Fashion Feuds: Elton vs. D&G, Naomi vs. Cara and More

When the style set goes to battle, the result is some seriously delicious bitchiness with a side of great clothes

(Photo: Anthea Simms)

(Photo: Anthea Simms)

The bitch is back
Last week, Stefano and Domenico of Dolce & Gabbana lit up social media with what senior fashion features editor Nancy Won described as a “sh-t storm of shocking quotes” on same-sex couples and their children. Sir Elton John (and other celebs like Ricky Martin and Courtney Love) quickly weighed in, and Stefano went into a collage-filled defense frenzy on Instagram.

Naomi and Cara fashion feuds

Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevigne (Photo: Rex USA)

Beware of flying blackberrys
We think the Naomi Campbell/Cara Delevingne feud has been bubbling since Naomi appeared on The Meredith Viera Show and called the new crop of “Insta” models “easy come, easy go.” Fast-forward to earlier this month at Paris Fashion Week, where Cara and Naomi allegedly erupted into hair-pulling hysterics over their mutual friend Rihanna. Why were they (allegedly) fighting over Rihanna, and why did the both turn to social media to weakly deny the drama?

Herve Leger AW 2015 fashion feuds

Hervé Léger AW15 (Photo: Anthea Simms)

“You don’t understand, this is an Alaïa!”
Azzedine Alaïa refuses to kowtow to the fashion powers that be, which he’s proven by taking on Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. But the skirmish that intrigues us most is Alaïa vs. Hervé Léger, the brand synonymous with the bandage dress that launched a thousand reality-show careers. According to fashion lore, Hervé Peugnet once worked for Alaïa and reportedly walked away with more than just some office stationery, taking the core idea of the bandage dress with him to his own house, Hervé Léger, which was then acquired by BCBG Max Azria Group.

Kate Moss Jade Jagger 1997 fashion feuds

Kate Moss and Jade Jagger, 1997 (Photo: Rex USA)

Slag-ging Ms. Moss
It’s the ’90s: the beautiful Primrose Hill pack is setting London alight with their shenanigans (sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll for the whole familyeven children’s birthday parties were held at nightclubs). Kate Moss is the group’s de facto supermodel leader, flitting between parties, boyfriends and exotic locales from Ibiza to Belize. In the thick of it, Kate and model/socialite Jade Jagger (the wild child of Bianca and Mick) were both entangled with Dan Macmillan, a.k.a. the Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden. After Kate jetted off to Italy with him, Jade sent her a diamond-encrusted necklace spelling out “Slag.” The two have since air-kissed and made up; no word on what became of the jewellery.


Giorgio Armani FW 2015 (L), Versace FW 2015 (R) (Photos: Anthea Simms)

“Armani dresses the wife, Versace dresses the mistress”
In the ’70s and ’80s, the titans of Italian design–the revered and audacious Gianni Versace and the stylish and elegant Giorgio Armani—were frequently pitted against one another in the press. The clashes were breathlessly exaggerated by the media, but there was a passionate curiosity on both sides. Armani reflects on that era in the preface for Gianni Versace: La Biografia and likens them to fashion’s Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren.