Lady Gaga gets her hackles up in fur fight with PETA

Lady Gaga has famously worn outfits made of meat, so it’s no surprise that she came out swinging after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals criticized her for appearing in fur. She wouldn’t say whether the fur was faux or real, but she acknowledged a difference of opinion, saying in a statement to fans that she respects the views of animal rights supporters, but “I do not however support violent abusive and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE.” The somewhat disjointed statement -- “You see a carcass; I see a museum piece de resistance” -- ended on a note of support for another PETA target: “And Kim Kardashian is fabulous.” [ONTD]

If you thought the most important thing about new Republican vice presidential contender Paul D. Ryan was his political viewpoint, you’re wrong. Style commentators from all around the blogosphere -- including those from Esquire, WWD, the New York Times and more -- have been sizing him up based on his clothes. Words like “rumpled,” “dad pants,” “oversized” are popping up. And from WWD: “Believe it or not, he’s wearing square-toe dress shoes, one of the most grievous mistakes a man can make.” But there’s a good motivation behind it all. Most think he is a good-looking man who should show off his assets in better style. [The Cut]

“Project Runway’s” Heidi Klum wore a one-sleeved leopard-print dress by Michael Kors and Alaïa sandals to the NYC-launch Wednesday of her new line of merchandise for Babies R Us. The line includes clothes, bedding and baby gear such as strollers. [The Cut]

Customs agents at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have seized more than 20,000 pairs of fake Louboutins over the last month. [Los Angeles Times]


A bunch of British fashion and jewelry designers are collaborating to include Minnie Mouse in designs that will be showcased during the upcoming London Fashion Week in September, and then auctioned off on EBay to benefit the British Fashion Council/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation. [WWD]


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