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Sad State of LA Fashion Week

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Was this past LA Fashion Week—overrun by celebrity vanity lines—an all time low, or a taste of more to come? The LA Weekly gives the highlights and seemingly endless lows. "It’s official. The word designer is one thin thread away from being meaningless, especially in L.A. Pop tarts, rap moguls, TV personalities, feckless fame finaglers — who doesn’t have a clothing line these days? No wonder our city has such a tough time getting respect from fashion-media power players. There’s plenty of artistry here, but the only clothing creators who get any attention these days are the ones with a tabloid tie-in, something glaringly apparent from the media maelstrom that descended upon Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios last week." [LA Weekly]