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The Economics of Fame-Whoring

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It must be true what they say about NY, that it toughens you up: Our East Coast colleagues featured all the sketches from Lindsay Lohan's 6126 extension, while the very thought of it made us queasy. But what we want to know is this: What kind of a world do we live in where La Lohan's line of pole-dancer-inspired leggings and lycra can go for $100 - $600 while the actually age-appropriate, (marginally) cute but totally wearable line from Miley Cyrus and Max Azria—two of the most bankable names in their respective fields—goes for 1/10th of that? It's at least giving us some solace that the 6126 leggings presently on Gilt aren't moving?whoops, dang! The infamous knee-patch leggings have sold out! Oh, the humanity! [Racked NY, Gilt]