Beth Ditto says she would like to make "the IKEA of clothes for fat girls and boys. Cheap, affordable, basic — but ethically made." She says she didn't have that experience when she designed a plus-size line for the U.K. retailer Evans in 2009. "I wish there was more control in that line, but there wasn't. It was really fun, but the things that I really wanted couldn't be turned around in time. It was made in India, which caused a lot of conflict for me. I really want to do my own line that's ethically made, and I can do whatever the fuck I want with it. I also want to start an online vintage store, kind of like Re/Dress [Brooklyn's now-closed plus-size haven]. I want to do a 'buy the outfit' function, and I want to show how outfits look on all kinds of different body types, even boys and butches. It's high-concept, and I don't have time. I'd need to find someone to work with me on it, but I'm also very controlling about this, just like I am with Gossip stuff." Asked (again) about Karl Lagerfeld's comments on Adele's weight, she replied, "First of all, Karl Lagerfeld is not even sane." [NYMag]
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