Madonna wants to dress you, if fashion likes it or not

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While the schedule of the ongoing New York Fashion Week was full of celebrities-turned-designers -- Gwen Stefani (L.A.M.B), Alexa Chung (Madewell), the Olsen twins (The Row), and Kim Kardashian (bebe), to name but a few -- superstar Madonna is planning to design two lines for US department store Macy's, reports WWD.

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While the schedule of the ongoing New York Fashion Week was full of celebrities-turned-designers - Gwen Stefani (L.A.M.B), Alexa Chung (Madewell), the Olsen twins (The Row), and Kim Kardashian (bebe), to name but a few - superstar Madonna is planning to design two lines for US department store Macy's, reports WWD.

According to the paper, the collections - supposedly carrying names such as Material Girl or Truth or Dare - will include apparel, accessories, intimates and footwear.

Madonna is no stranger to fashion, having appeared in Dolce & Gabbana's and Louis Vuitton's recent campaigns and served as muse to designers including Jean Paul Gaultier.

But even though a lingerie range including variations of his iconic cone bra seems tempting, the news have been greeted with skepticism by the fashion world, due to the "tacky" and "unoriginal" name envisioned by the makers behind the project (according to WWD, they include the Iconix group, which also owns Rocawear and Badgley Mischka), but also because of a growing 'overkill' of celebrity fashion lines.

Just last month, Beirut-based designer Zuhair Murad told Relaxnews: "People should stick to what they know. If she's a singer, let her sing, [...]" and London colleague Hussein Chalayan already addressed the issue in 2008, talking to The Independent: ""Why does Kate Moss have to design a collection? [...] It's kind of insulting to us because it's like saying - and I don't mean this personally - 'I can sell more clothes off my name, off my brand, than you can, even though you're a better designer.'"

As it emerged at the beginning of this month, Chalayan was right for criticizing the British model's design skills. Moss tells Harper's Bazaar in the magazine's March issue: "I just love clothes. I've never been to design school. I can't sketch. I can't cut patterns and things. I can shorten things. I can make a dress out of a scarf."

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