Lady Gaga Picks Sides In The De La Renta-Horyn ‘Hot Dog’ Fight
The Lady has spoken in the ongoing (and, yes, rather silly) dispute between Oscar de la Renta and Cathy Horyn that began when the former took out a full-page ad in WWD rebuking Horyn’s column that called him “far more a hot dog than an éminence grise of American fashion” and countering with the accusation that his critic could be fairly called “a stale 3-day-old” hamburger.”
Of course, Horyn was not literally referring to the designer as a concession stand foodstuff, but rather “someone showing off his tricks, like an athlete,” however de la Renta stood by his words and actions, and now he has a powerful supporter on his side of the ring, since Lady Gaga yesterday took to Twitter to share her vote of confidence with her 29.5 million followers:
Bravo Oscar. Only you would be so chic as to purchase an entire page in WWD, making statements like a good fashion citizen.
Erika Bearman, de la Renta’s senior vice president of public relations, replied:
I showed Oscar your tweet and he was totally overwhelmed. he said thank you. and that you are a true fashion star.
This isn’t the first time Gaga has voiced her distaste for Horyn. For last year’s September issue of V magazine, she railed against the New York Times critic in a rambling tirade of a column against the old guard of fashion criticism. Maybe Gaga should really show her support by swapping her infamous meat dress for a hot dog number at her next show? Or maybe by now this dispute is turning into a bit of a stale hamburger itself.