Julien Macdonald Takes LFW After *That* Emily Ratajkowski Controversy

The designer spoke out after Emily wore his dress - and was labelled 'vulgar'...

Ooh. We’re feeling all starry-eyed looking at the Julien Macdonald FROW.

The designer’s SS17 London Fashion Week show took place this afternoon, with VIPs including Rosie Fortescue, Lilah Parsons, Amber Le Bon, Abbey Clancy, Ella Eyre, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Fearne Cotton and Tom Daley watching on.

See: Binky Felstead And Louise Thompson Look Beaut At LFW

Our gorgeous girls on the @julienmacdonald FROW @rosiefortescue @lilahparsons ? CJ x #frow #looklive #lookfashion #lfw

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With Hailey Baldwin walking the catwalk, it’s safe to say it was pretty special.

The presentation came days after Julien, 45, slammed critics of a dress Emily Ratajkowski wore to a New York Fashion Week party.

The super-sexy piece was one of his designs – and Emily looked insane in it.


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A statement sequin gown, it featured cut-out sides and a plunging neckline. She’d paired it with black heels, dramatic smoky eyes, nude lips and a poker-straight ‘do. So beaut.

But unfortunately for the 25-year-old, the dress was labelled ‘vulgar’ and ‘repugnant’ by American TV star Tim Gunn, during a broadcast of celebrity style show Fashion Police.

See: 23 Times Emily Ratajkowski Looked Totally Killer


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Emily later hit back on Twitter, writing: ‘Western men in 2016: Want to ban women abroad from voluntarily covering themselves at the beach. Then want women to cover up their “vulgar” bodies at home.’

She continued by posting a meme entitled ‘The Lottery Of Indecency’, before adding: ‘Who controls women’s bodies in 2016? It’s 2016. Why keep trying to dictate what women can wear?’

This was when Julien stepped in. He told Press Association: ‘She’s going to be a very happy girl. When you wear a glamorous dress you don’t do it because you want to sit in the corner.’

He explained that ‘fashion is for setting new boundaries’ and that “when people question you, you become interesting’.

We’re so with Emily on this one. Girl, you looked insane. And we’re already excited for Julien’s AW17…