The Biggest Fashion Feuds of 2012

Cathy Horyn and Oscar de la Renta may have had the only beef that literally involved beef, but there were a slew of others this year. Fashion people simply could not just let shit slide. From drawn out legal battles to ironic graffiti wars, click through to rehash 2012's biggest fashion beefs.
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Cathy Horyn and Oscar de la Renta may have had the only beef that literally involved beef, but there were a slew of others this year. Fashion people simply could not just let shit slide. From drawn out legal battles to ironic graffiti wars, click through to rehash 2012's biggest fashion beefs.
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Cathy Horyn and Oscar de la Renta may have had the only beef that literally involved beef, but there were a slew of others this year. Fashion people simply could not just let shit slide.

From drawn out legal battles to ironic graffiti wars, click through to rehash 2012's biggest fashion feuds.

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Cathy Horyn vs. Oscar de la Renta Cathy Horyn's beef with Oscar de la Renta was one of the year's most surprising, and also ended the most peacefully. Plus, it involved actual, almost-literal beef.

Horyn and de la Renta came to blows after Horyn wrote in her review of his spring 2013 collection that he was "far more a hot dog than an éminence grise of American fashion." De la Renta responded by

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Cathy Horyn & Her Boyfriend vs. Lady Gaga Lady Gaga, who started her own beef with Cathy Horyn in V last year, used Twitter to

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Cathy Horyn vs. Hedi Slimane Yep, everyone had a problem with Cathy Horyn this year. She wasn't even invited to Slimane's debut Saint Laurent show because (Horyn wrote) of an 8-year-grudge the designer was holding against her. And she still wrote some not-so-positive things about the collection things based on photos.

Slimane

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Diana Wang vs. Hearst It happened. An intern at Harper's Bazaar

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Tory Burch vs. Chris Burch The year's ickiest fashion beef has been between ex-spouses Tory and Chris Burch. It began when Chris Burch opened his retail concept, C. Wonder, which had obvious aesthetic similarities to Tory's namesake brand--which Chris had also helped launch. Rumor had it Tory was planning to sue Chris, until, in a plot twist,

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Guess vs. Gucci The three-year-long trademark battle between Gucci and Guess over a logo and diamond pattern

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Marc Jacobs vs. Kidult Marc Jacobs's feud with French graffiti artist Kidult has to be one of our favorites this year because it's just so... meta? Ironic?

Kidult

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Marc Jacobs vs. the fashion blogosphere and underage, unpaid models Jezebel wrote an article highlighting an up-and-coming model's blog--specifically the part where she said that Marc Jacobs pays his models in trade instead of money, and makes them work unreasonable hours. A couple of other outlets picked up the story and the company

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Donald Trump & Macy's vs. Everyone A petition that launched following election season, urging Macy's to "Dump Trump" (whose line it sells), quickly picked up steam last month. Protesters

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Louboutin vs. YSL vs. the color red Another drawn out trademark case finally ended this year between Christian Louboutin and YSL over the old red sole. Truth be told, the whole court battle was pretty boring compared to Gucci vs. Guess. Ultimately, the court ruled that YSL could keep its red-soled shoe so long as the entire shoe was red and in all other cases the red-sole belongs solely to Louboutin. Everyone wins!

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Kanye West vs. PETA This was the only kind of beef PETA probably approves of. First, Kanye came out with a new song that we loved for many reasons: He declared his love for Kim Kardashian, talked about Anna Wintour, and threw in this dig at the animal rights group: “Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.”

Oh, snap! Well, PETA didn't let that one slide. "What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings," PETA senior vice president, Dan Matthews said in a statement. Burn!