I'm semi-sure Cheryl Cole isn't quite an American household name. She got her start on an American Idol-like reality show in the UK, won and rose to fame with her group, Girl's Aloud. Since then, she's become something of a fashion icon (though with as many misses as hits), married a Chelsea footballer, landed the cover of British Vogue and more recently, signed on as a new face of L'Oreal. Cole's also a judge on The X-Factor, and this weekend she judged in a dress by Central Saint Martin's MA graduate David Koma. The black, zipped-up dress caused a storm of criticism though it wasn't offensive, too revealing or actually wrong in any other way; people just didn't like it. And now the British press has exploded in anger. Koma was awarded the Harrod's design award in February, the same one Chris Kane got a few years ago, which resulted in a Knightsbridge window display. On top of that, his line's been picked up by Brown's Focus which means he's someone people should be paying attention to. Though of course, the not-fashion press hate Kane, and Gareth Pugh, and anyone else making something less than easy. So if Koma's going for the customer we think he is, this weekend uproar's kind of perfect.
I'm semi-sure Cheryl Cole isn't quite an American household name. She got her start on an American Idol-like reality show in the UK, won and rose to f