Daphne Guinness Didn't Mean To Call Victoria Beckham "An Ugly Pig"


Daphne Guinness, the heiress who wears clothes, told a newspaper writer she thought Victoria Beckham was “an ugly pig! Downbeat, miserable and awful. Of course she’s going to make money — she’s backed by Simon Fuller. I don’t have anyone! She annoys the shit out of me.” [Vogue UK]
Or did she? Guinness took to her Twitter page to call the article “badly executed, false, and typical of a journalist that has not researched anything,” referring to reporter Camilla Long. “The article was AWFUL, really inaccurate, I work so hard ang [sic] this is the kind of shoddy treatment you get. I am beyond hoffified [sic].” And also: “I feel like killing myself, I was stabbed in the back by that journalist.” Guinness disputes the quote, too. “And for the record I not only admire Victoria Beckham but know her and like her. My point was that I do most things alone without a backer.” There’s more. “I would never call anyone an ugly cow, not my words.” [@therealdaphne]

Rihanna is looking pretty Ariel-tastic on her Annie Liebovitz-shot American Vogue cover. [Fashion Bomb Daily]

Fashionista points out that the Dolce & Gabbana dress on Emmanuelle Alt‘s brand new Vogue Paris cover — her first as the magazine’s new editor-in-chief — has already been featured on two spring covers: Vogue Germany’s and Vogue Spain’s. It’s that infernal gold Balmain dress, all over again. [Fashionista]

James Franco, his smirk, and his armpit hair star on the new cover of Vogue Hommes International. [TLF]

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