Saturday 20 January 2018

Cheryl Cole slams Julien Macdonald for attacking her style

Cheryl Cole says she will never "have a working relationship" with the designer Julien Macdonald again after he slammed her style.

Two years ago we all heard the rumour that designer Julien Macdonald had allegedly subjected Cheryl Cole to a vitriolic outburst regarding her style, but as Cole never publicly spoke of the fall out it was laid to rest as tabloid fiction, or at least over exaggeration.

However, Cole has now confirmed that the Welsh designer and Britain's Next Top Model judge did in fact lay into her at her bandmate Sarah Harding's Halloween party in 2010.

"You have no idea how he ranted and raved," she told the Sunday Times Style in an interview published this weekend. "It was at a time when I was really fragile and vulnerable. I was, like, you have no idea what I'm going through. I will never have a working relationship with that man again."

Macdonald reportedly confronted the singer in the middle of the crowded party, saying her then-red hair looked like "s***", and ranting that she should sack her stylist.

Ironically, it was Macdonald who was responsible for Cole's less-than-stylish and much-mocked Fight For This Love outfit, which consisted of slashed-to-the-thigh harem pants, a sheer leotard and a broad-shouldered military jacket. Pot, kettle, black, anyone? She had also championed his designs numerous other times, wearing them as a judge on The X Factor and to public appearances. Biting the hand that feeds you, anyone?

Cole is now styled by Renelou Padora, who also works with Kanye West - and is, additionally, the woman responsible for Kim Kardashian's recent style overhaul.

Bibby Sowray

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