Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Olsen twins' designs slammed

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen

A-list stylist Lysa Cooper has slammed celebrity lines, calling them "bulls**t".

The fashion icon has worked with the likes of Beyoncé Knowles and Rihanna and knows a thing or two about style.

Mary-Kate and Ashley's clothing range may have many fans, but Lysa isn't convinced it's authentic.

"Bulls**t. Go to school. If you go to school, then maybe you can talk some sh*t," she dismissed celebrity lines to Vogue Italia.

"The only one that’s any good, and I hate to say it, are our girls, the twins. The Row. But the reason that works, is because they hired designers. They [the twins] 'yay' or 'nay' [the concepts]. And they are the best line at ripping off other lines that I’ve ever seen. I mean they’ve taken Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester. But it’s good. You know, they’re good at it. I don’t buy it, but they're good at it."

Lysa is the mastermind behind Beyoncé's Super Bowl-inspired GQ cover, in which the star wore tiny crop tops, showing off her toned stomach.

The stylist has some favourite moments when it comes to her lengthy career.

"The nicest person I’ve ever worked with is Elizabeth Hurley, and her boyfriend... at the time, Hugh Grant. He was an amazing man. That’s the first time I ever received a 'thank you'. And every time I worked with her, it would be a card, flowers, a bottle of wine. It’s very English, actually. These people were not raised by wolves. They have good parents," she grinned.

"I really enjoy working with Beyoncé. And one of the best people to work with is Lil' Kim, because she is actually f**king hilarious. She is so open and so smart. Completely demented. So it’s just really exciting to be around her. She has really funny, good energy. I don’t know, I really like her."

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