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Call the fashion police: 10 scandals that rocked the style world

The trial for fashion’s most recent bad boy, John Galliano, for "public insults based on the origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity," got a date today. On June 22, the former Christian Dior designer and the story of his anti-semitic rants will hit a courtroom — and become just one in a long history of scandals that have rocked the fashion industry. Below are some of the top troubling moments in recent history. Galliano faces up to six months in prison and fines up to $31,000 if he is convicted.

1. Le Smoking, Le Similar
Yves Saint Laurent made men’s tuxedos for women — aka Le Smoking — famous when he first created the look in 1966. When American designer Ralph Lauren introduced a tuxedo dress that resembled YSL’s original, YSL felt compelled to file suit in the French courts, charging counterfeiting and disloyal competition in 1994. The company actually won the suit, and was awarded $395,090 from Ralph Lauren.

However, the French Tribunal de Commerce, a commercial court, awarded Lauren $87,720 in a defamation suit Lauren brought against Pierre Berge, the then chairman of Yves Saint Laurent, for comments Berge made against Lauren in WWD, charging that he had “ripped off “ the design.

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British model Kate Moss wears a creation by American fashion designer Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton's Fall-Winter, ready-to-wear 2012 fashion collection, during Paris Fashion week, presented in Paris, Wednesday, March. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

2. Cocaine Kate
She was hardly more than a gorgeous child when she was “discovered” while traveling through John F. Kennedy airport at age 14. After seeing her come of age in front of the cameras for Calvin Klein, Burberry, Chanel and more, what was left of her innocence disappeared in 2005 when the London Daily Mirror caught her cutting and snorting cocaine with then boyfriend, bad boy rocker Pete Doherty. It seemed as though that was going to be the last of the original waif model and mother of a then-two-year-old, as clients H&M, Burberry and Chanel canceled or let her contracts expire. However, after a stint in rehab, this looker rose like a Phoenix from the ashes of her prior modeling career, inking deals with TopShop and Longchamp to design, laughing all the way to the bank.

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    Fashion from the fall 2011 collection of Nanette Lepore is modeled on Feb. 16, 2011 in New York.

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    A model presents a creation from the Narciso Rodriguez Fall/Winter 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week.

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    Dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy United States Youth Program model Erickson Beamon Fall/Winter 2011 jewelry at Milk Studios in New York City.

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    A model walks the runway at the Richie Rich Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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    A model presents a billowy creation from the Yeohlee Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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    Models walk the runway at the VPL by Victoria Bartlett Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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    A model presents a creation by Jason Wu during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, New York.

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    A model walks the runway at the Thom Browne Fall 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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    A model attends the Bespoken Fall 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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    Models pose during the Byron Lars Beauty Mark Fall 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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    A look from the threeASFOUR Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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    A feminine style from the Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 show during Fashion Week in New York.

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    The Y-3 Fall 2011 fashion show featured an urban, pajama-inspired style.

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    Capes and ponchos are still going strong for next season. A model walks the runway in a red-lined cape/coat creation at the Altuzarra Fall 2011 fashion show.

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    A model presents a creation from the Rag & Bone Fall/Winter 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week.

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    The G-Star RAW Fall/Winter 2011 collection featured big, baggy denim.

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    A model presents a creation at the G-Star RAW Fall/Winter 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week.

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    A model poses at the Gary Graham Fall 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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    A model presents a creation at the Custo Barcelona Fall/Winter 2011 collection show during New York Fashion Week.

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    A model presents a creation by G-Star Raw during the third day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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    A model looks a bit too sinister while walking the runway at the Odyn Vovk Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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    A polka dot creation is presented at the Diane Von Furstenburg Fall/Winter 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week.

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    A model presents a creation from the Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week.

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    Models pose at the Duro Olowu Fall 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Milk Studios.

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    A model presents a creation at the G-Star RAW Fall/Winter 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week.

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4. Anand Jon's many accusations
Indian fashion designer Anand Jon was known for two things — the party-like atmosphere of his fashion shows and for always having a gorgeous woman or two on his arm. In 2007, this jet-setting lifestyle came to a grinding halt when he was arrested in Los Angeles on charges of rape. At one point, there were 59 counts filed against this lothario by some 20 women, but it was ultimately whittled down to 25 counts with nine victims. The trial was a revolving door of young, wanna-be models describing tales of mistreatment and abuse at the hands of Jon. He ultimately was found guilty of 14 felonies and 2 misdemeanors and sentenced to 59 years in jail.

5. The murder of Gianni Versace
In the late 1990s, Italian designer Gianni Versace was at the top of his game. He was rivaling Giorgio Armani for the spot of most well-known Italian designer in the world and had the celebrity following to show for it. Elton John, Madonna, Princess Diana, Eric Clapton and more were all considered friends of the house. In July 1997, after showing his men’s collection in Milan, the designer decamped to Casa Casuarina, his mansion on Ocean Drive in Miami’s South Beach for a vacation. On the morning of 15th, after taking a morning stroll to the News Café for some magazines, Versace was shot and killed by Andrew Cunanan, who had been on a multi-state killing spree. Less than a week later, Cunanan killed himself on a Miami Beach houseboat, without any word of explanation as to why he shot the fashion designer. His sister Donatella has since taken on the role of designer at Versace, and while she has had her own problems with addiction and recovery, continues in this role today.

6. Boys will be boys
Fashion designers are no different from regular guys, especially when it comes to bar brawls and other unsavory bits of behavior. In 2003, Calvin Klein meandered onto the court during a New York Knicks game, seemingly to engage Latrell Sprewell in some sort of conversation. The game was forced to a halt, while the designer was swept off the floor. He later entered rehab for substance abuse “to resume a healthy lifestyle.” In 2009, Jack McCollough, half of the Proenza Schouler design duo, accidently jostled “24” star Kiefer Sutherland while he was speaking with Brooke Shields at the Mercer Hotel after the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala. Sutherland allegedly lost his temper and head-butted the designer, breaking McCollough’s nose. The pair ultimately made up and no charges were pressed. And then there’s Tommy Hilfiger — the all–American designer made an un-American show of bar aggression toward rocker Axl Rose at the Plumm in 2006, throwing the first punch in a short altercation that made all the papers. The whole thing turned out to be a misunderstanding, Hilfiger explained in 2010, and now the two are friends.

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NEW YORK - MARCH 30: (NEWSPAPERS OUT/ITALY OUT) Supermodel Naomi Campbell (C) is escorted by police to a waiting vehicle as she leaves the Midtown North Precinct, after being arrested on March 30, 2006 in New York City. According to reports, Campbell has been arrested and charged for striking and injuring her housekeeper with a cellphone; the 41-year-old woman had a laceration on the back of her head, which required stitches at a local hospital. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)

3. Naomi Campbell, let us count the charges
This model, one of the most supreme of the supes, definitely has a way with her workers, and let’s just say she will not be named “Boss of the Year” anytime soon. From 1998 to 2006, Campbell was charged five times with assaults against employees. In 2008, she was banned from flying British Airways after she was arrested for allegedly spitting at a police officer. She’s gone through anger management treatments and served her hours upon hours of community service. Since 2008, she’s been laying low as the girfriend of real estate entrepreneur , and seemingly keeping her anger in check.

7. So that’s how he does it
Each fashion week in New York, designer Marc Jacobs completely takes over the Armory at 26th and Lexington for his Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs fashion shows, effectively taking that venue off the market to other designers for the 10-day period. For years, many have wondered how he could have cornered this venue and then in 2008 the truth came out — the designer’s company was making under-the-table payments to the building’s superintendent. From 2000 through 2007, state officials said, Marc Jacobs International paid the super, James Jackson, more than $35,000 in cash and goods including a Bowflex machine for access and preferential treatment. Jackson ultimately pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny charges while Jacobs agreed to pay $1 million in a settlement and to allow a private company to review its fashion show operations for two years and report back to the state’s Attorney General. And yes, Jacobs still holds his shows in this space.

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CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 09: Designer Karl Lagerfeld attends the Chanel Collection Croisiere Show 2011-12 at the Hotel du Cap on May 9, 2011 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)

8. Corpulent Karl no more
When Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld unveiled his over-90-pound weight loss in 2004, the rumors of just how he did it ran rampant. The strangest scuttlebutt: that he subsisted on horsemeat, tomatoes and Diet Coke alone. However when he published a diet book with Dr. Jean-Claude Houdret, the truth was not much better. The recipes in this tome included odd combinations like tuna and blackberry mousse or calf's liver with wild strawberries. As for the horsemeat, Houdret suggested that Lagerfeld replace all meat in his diet, except horsemeat, with fish. Whether Lagerfeld actually ate the odd protein choice has never been confirmed. 

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    The songstress sports a yellow wig as she holds her dog, Fozzi, at the airport in Vienna, Austria, on Aug. 17, 2012. She toted the pooch with her around the European city.

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    Lady Gaga poses for a portrait in her hotel suite prior to an event for her "Born this Way" foundation at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on February 29, 2012. The fashion icon rocked a dramatic hat and sunglasses from her own collaboration with Linda Farrow Projects.

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    Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney are seen in the audience at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2012.

    Born Stefani Germanotta on March 28, 1986, Gaga has sold more than 23 million albums and won five Grammys.

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    Lady Gaga and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg share a kiss as they celebrate the beginning of the new year at New Year's Eve 2012 in Times Square on Jan. 1, 2012.

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    Lady Gaga poses after receiving the International Pop award during the Bambi ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Nov. 10, 2011. The Bambis are the main German media awards.

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    Lady Gaga holds her four awards backstage at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Nov. 6, 2011.

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    Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards live show at at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Nov. 6, 2011.

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    Lady Gaga, left, dressed as her male alter ego Jo Calderone, presents the Best Pop Video award to Britney Spears during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Aug. 28, 2011.

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    Lady Gaga poses during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, on July 4, 2011. The singer promised her fans that she would hold an Asian concert tour next year, after her first performance in Taiwan sparked stronger-than-expected response from local fans.

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    Lady Gaga poses during the MTV Video Music Aid Japan at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, on June 25, 2011.

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    Lady Gaga performs "Edge of Glory" during the "American Idol" finale on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Scotty McCreery beat out Lauren Alaina for the title.

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    Lady Gaga tapes an episode of "106 and Park" at BET Studios in New York on Monday, May 23, 2011.

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  • Image: The cover art from singer Lady Gaga's new album titled 'Born This Way' is shown in this undated publicity photograph

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    Lady Gaga's second full-length studio album, "Born This Way," was released in May 2011. Online retailer Amazon was overwhelmed with demand for the album on its release day, when it sold for just 99 cents.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga fan blows kiss to camera as she waits in line outside album-signing event for Lady Gaga's new release "Born This Way" in New York City

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    A fan blows a kiss to the camera as she waits in line outside an album-signing event for Lady Gaga's new release "Born This Way" at Best Buy in New York City on Monday, May 23, 2011.

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    Lady Gaga greets her fans at a New York Best Buy store for the launch of her new album, "Born This Way" on Monday, May 23.

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    Lady Gaga leaves the set of Canal Plus TV show "Le Grand Journal" at the France's 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2011.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga And Scissor Sisters In Concert - Oakland CA

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    Singer Lady Gaga is as well-known for her outrageous costumes as for her music. Here, she performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

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    Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga and Sebastian Peigne walk the runway during the Thierry Mugler Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 show during Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

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    Lady Gaga performs at New York's Madison Square Garden on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. MTV reported that "multiple costume changes, fake blood, complicated sets and over-the-top piano playing" were only part of the show.

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    Lady Gaga made headlines for entering the 2011 Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011inside a giant egg. She later claimed she spent days in the egg prior to the awards, but others said she was never inside it for that long.

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    After breaking out of the egg, Lady Gaga performed her hit, "Born This Way," at the 2011 Grammys.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga accepts her award at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

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    Lady Gaga accepts her award for best pop vocal album for "Fame Monster" at the 2011 Grammys. "Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart," she said.

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  • Image: Entertainer Lady Gaga takes a photo with her phone while introducing her Grey Label product line during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

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    Say cheese -

    Lady Gaga takes a photo with her phone while introducing her Grey Label product line during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.

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    Lady Gaga performs to a sellout crowd at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Unsurprisingly, she changed costumes numerous times during the show.

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  • Image: Yoko Ono Performs "We Are Plastic Ono Band" At The Orpheum Theater - Night 2

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    Lady Gaga and Yoko Ono perform at the "We Are Plastic Ono Band" concert at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 2, 2010.

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    Lady Gaga performs at The Oak Room in New York's Plaza Hotel wearing almost nothing except a cape made of hair and fishnet stockings on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. She had been invited to the stage by the house jazz band.

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    Lady Gaga suited up to speak at a rally in support of repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gay service members, in Portland, Maine, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010.

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    Singer Lady Gaga horrified PETA and some viewers when she wore a dress, hat and boots made from meat to accept the video of the year award during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. Some thought it was cleverly designed fabric, but the designer later revealed that the dress was in fact made of real meat.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga,Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith

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    Don't touch her head! Lady Gaga wore a black gown and a pointy headdress to accept the award for best pop video for "Bad Romance" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. In background are presenters Amber Riley, Cory Monteith, and Jane Lynch, of the cast of "Glee."

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  • Image: Lady Gaga accepts the award for best female video at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles

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    Topped off -

    Lady Gaga wore multiple outfits to the 2010 VMAs, but she accepted the award for best female video for 'Bad Romance' from presenter Ellen Degeneres while clad in a Victorian-style gown, Mohawk-style headdress, and a blue-and-white wig.

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  • Lady Gaga "The Monster Ball Tour" At The Staples Center

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    Stripping down -

    Sometimes the best outfit is ... next to nothing. Lady Gaga performs at Staples Center on Aug. 11, 2010 in Los Angeles.

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    Lady Gaga reveals a lot while jumping into the crowd during a performance by Semi Precious Weapons at Lollapalooza at Grant Park on Aug. 6, 2010 in Chicago.

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  • Lady Gaga Performs On NBC's "Today" - July 9, 2010

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    Lady Gaga wore an all-white ensemble to perform on NBC's TODAY at New York's Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010.

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    Lady Gaga poses with a large Polaroid picture of herself at the MIT Art Museum in Cambridge, Mass. The photo will be added to the 10,000 artifacts from Polaroid’s 73-year history that the company donated to the MIT Museum in May. Lady Gaga is Polaroid's new creative director, tasked with introducing Polaroid to a new generation.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine

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    Lady Gaga on the cover of Rolling Stone's June 25, 2010 issue. In an interview, the pop star talked about the breakup that inspired her transformation from Stefani Germanotta to Gaga, her complex relationship with her father and the music on her next album. Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone art is life and not being fierce isn't an option: 'When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl,' she says. 'Then I say, 'B*tch, you're Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.'

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    Lady Gaga attends a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the New York Mets on June 18, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in New York. Lady Gaga apparently crashed the New York Yankees’ clubhouse, according to the Huffington Post, which caused a disruption mostly because the Yankees lost the game.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga Performs A Night Of Her Monster Ball Tour In Nottingham

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    Lady GaGa performs at the Trent FM Arena on May 27, 2010 in Nottingham, England. Lady Gaga started the latest UK leg of her Monster Ball Tour at the Nottingham Trent Arena. During the emotional show, Gaga broke down in tears during 'Brown Eyes' which she dedicated to her ill grandfather.

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  • Image: Musicians (L-R) Sting, Debbie Harry, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Dame Shirley Bassey and Bruce Springsteen sing "Don't Stop Believing" during the 21st birthday celebration of the Rainforest Fund at Carnegie Hall in New York

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    Lady Gaga (third from left) was joined by (from left) Sting, Debbie Harry, Elton John, Shirley Bassey and Bruce Springsteen in peforming "Don't Stop Believing" during the 21st birthday celebration of the Rainforest Fund at Carnegie Hall in New York on May 13, 2010.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga recieves Platinum and Echo award in Berlin

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    Before her concert in Berlin, Germany, on May 11, 2010, a veiled Lady Gaga received several awards.

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    Lady Gaga performs at the O2 arena in Hamburg, Germany, on May 10, 2010 during her "Monster Ball" tour.

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  • Image: American Idol Season 9 Top 5 to 4 Elimination Show

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    Lady Gaga performed at the American Idol Season 9 Top 5 to 4 Elimination Show on May 5, 2010 in Los Angeles. She later criticized "Idol" for "chopping up" her performance in editing.

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    Lady Gaga arrives at Narita International Airport in Japan on April 13, 2010.

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    With soda cans for hair rollers, Lady Gaga peforms in the video for "Telephone," her smash hit with Beyonce.

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    Hair piled high, Lady Gaga arrives on the red carpet for The Brit Awards 2010 at Earls Court on Feb. 16, 2010, in London.

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    Lady Gaga, left, and Cyndi Lauper appear on TODAY on Feb. 10, 2010, to promote their roles in the M-A-C Viva Glam program, benefiting women with HIV/AIDS.

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  • Image: amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2010 Fashion Week - Arrivals

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    Bedecked with pearls, even on her face, Lady Gaga attends the amfAR New York Gala co-sponsored by M.A.C. Cosmetics to Kick Off Fall 2010 Fashion Week at Cipriani 42nd Street on Feb. 10, 2010 in New York City.

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  • Image: The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Press Room

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    Lady Gaga's ensembles -- including this icy number --stuck to a futuristic theme at the 2010 Grammy Awards, where the singer walked away with two of the coveted trophies.

    The pop sensation is known for her catchy dance music and eccentric style, ranging from pantless getups to blinding face masks.

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    Lady Gaga arrives at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, 2010, wearing this shiny, silvery three-dimensional outfit that was created in collaboration with Giorgio Armani.

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  • Image: The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Show

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    Green Gaga -

    Lady Gaga performs the first song of the 2010 Grammy Awards in a green fairy-wing bodysuit with matching green sparkle booties.

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    Lady Gaga performs in a mirrored getup at the first of four shows at Radio City Music Hall on Jan. 20, 2010, in her hometown New York.

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    Singer Lady Gaga sports a hat made of her own teased out hair for her appearance at the Polaroid booth after being named the company's chief creative officer at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 7, 2010.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga Performs At The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

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    Lady Gaga takes shoulder pads to new heights in this disco ball-inspired getup that she sported when performing at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Dec. 22, 2009.

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  • Image: VEVO Launches Premiere Destination for Premium Music Video - Inside

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    No need for accessories when you can just rock the hairbow like Lady Gaga did for her performance at the launch of music video site VEVO on Dec. 8, 2009 in New York City.

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  • Image: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets U.S. singer Lady Gaga following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England

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    Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) meets U.S. singer Lady Gaga following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England on Dec. 7, 2009. Gaga wore a stunning red dress and matching eye makeup.

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    Lady Gaga attends a CD signing at Best Buy on Nov. 23, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 23-year-old New Yorker was bombarded with so many fans — some who waited days outside to catch a glimpse of the star — that she ordered them $1,000 worth of Papa John's pizza.

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    Clad in a complicated bodysuit, Lady Gaga performed at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 22, 2009. As her dramatic performance concluded, her piano was set ablaze and violins were smashed.

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    Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and musician Lady Gaga attended the MOCA NEW 30th anniversary on Nov. 14, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

    Of Lady Gaga's new "Bad Romance" music video, the blogger wrote, "Epic! Glamour! Dance! Dark! Fashion! Diva!"

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    Lady Gaga smiles awkwardly during the 184th edition of the TV show "Wetten, dass..?" (German for "Wanna Bet..?") on Nov. 7, 2009 in Braunschweig, Germany. During the show, the singer showed off an arm tattoo of a poem by German writer Rainer Maria Rilke.

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  • Image: U.S. singer Lady Gaga waves during the German TV show "Wetten dass...?" (Bet it...?) in Braunschweig

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    Lady Gaga waves to the crowd during the German TV show "Wetten dass...?" ("Wanna Bet..?") in Braunschweig, Germany, on Nov. 7, 2009.

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  • Image: 13th Annual 2009 ACE Awards Presented by the Accessories Council - Arrivals

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    An icon of avant-garde fashion, Lady Gaga wore a lace veil at the 13th Annual 2009 ACE Awards on Nov. 2, 2009 in New York City.

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  • Image: Thousands of gay and lesbian activists converge on the White House and Capitol demanding civil rights protections

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    Lady Gaga marched for gay rights at the National Equality March in Washington, where thousands of gay and lesbian activists converged on the White House and Capitol demanding civil rights protections in all 50 states.

    "If we see ourselves as free and equal people, then we need to act as free and equal people," the singer said in a statement. "Lend your voice and demand to be heard."

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  • Image: President Obama Addresses The Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner

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    Lady Gaga covered John Lennon's legendary "Imagine" during the 13th Annual National Dinner of the Human Right Campaign on Oct. 10, 2009 in Washington, DC.

    Before her performance, Lady Gaga was introduced by President Barack Obama. "It's a privilege to be here tonight to open for Lady Gaga," the President said. "I've made it."

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    Lady Gaga wore a furry, see-through creation to the Billboard Women in Music brunch, where she received the "Rising Star" award on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 in New York.

    "Lady Gaga is one of those rare examples of a truly unique artist with mass appeal," says Bill Werde, Editorial Director of Billboard. "The whole world is waiting to see what her next outrageous but brilliant move or style will be."

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    Lady Gaga poses for pictures at a New York press conference announcing Heartbeats by Lady Gaga, the latest addition to the Beats by Dr. Dre family of headphones from Monster Cable, on Sept. 30, 2009.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga & The Launch Of V61 Hosted By V Magazine & Marc Jacobs

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    Lady Gaga fuses several different styles together while performing at the launch of V Magazine's V61 issue on Sept. 14, 2009 in New York City.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga's VMA After Party

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    Lady Gaga sported lacy headgear at an MTV Video Music Awards after party at Avenue on Sept. 13, 2009 in New York City.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga stands backstage with the best new artist award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

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    Lady Gaga stands backstage with the best new artist award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, Sept. 13, 2009.

    Of her pantless style, the singer told Rolling Stone magazine: "My grandmother is basically blind, but she can make out the lighter parts, like my skin and hair. She says, 'I can see you, because you have no pants on.' So I’ll continue to wear no pants so that my grandma can see me.”

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  • 2009 MTV Video Music Awards - Audience

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    Beyonce and Lady Gaga, in an austere white headpiece, pose together at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 13, 2009.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga accepts the award for best new artist at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

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    Lady Gaga, dressed in a cherry-red lace dress with matching mask, accepts the award for best new artist at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Halfway through her acceptance speech, the singer stripped off her mask and thorny crown to address the crowd.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga performs "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

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    Lady Gaga shocks viewers with an eccentric, bloodied performance of her hit song "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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    Lady Gaga's multiple costume changes included a black feather creation at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.

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    Lady Gaga makes a heart gesture during her appearance at IFA, the world's largest trade fair for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances, in Berlin, on Sept. 7, 2009. The New York-born singer, styled in a dramatic bob cut, presented headphone products by the company Monster.

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  • Image: V Music Festival - Day 2

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    Lady Gaga perfoms in an asymmetrical getup at the V Festival on Aug. 23, 2009 at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, England.

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    Lady Gaga poses for fans upon her arrival at the Changi International Airport on Wednesday Aug. 12, 2009 in Singapore.

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  • Image: RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2009

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    Lady Gaga shines in a glittery mini dress at the 2009 Wango Tango concert in Irvine, California, on May 9, 2009.

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    Lady Gaga sings amidst confetti at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2008 at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 in New York.

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9. Dov Charney, where to start …
When Dov Charney burst onto the scene with his American Apparel in 2003, it seemed to be a too-good-to-be-true company. The premise was simple — great T-shirts, all manufactured in air conditioned factories in California by people that received benefits and humane treatment. Then word started trickling out that Charney’s habits with those who worked directly with him were not so above-board. The sexually-charged imagery he used to market the company set the tone in his office, and soon waves of sexual harassment suits hit — at least four since the company started — topped by a most recent wave of four in early 2011. That’s just the tip of the iceberg for this troubled business that has racked up losses of more than $20 million in the first quarter of this year alone.

10. The sky is falling
The fashion show in her West Village home went off without a hitch and Diane von Furstenberg was taking her “victory lap” down the catwalk when all went horribly awry in September 2005. A heavy metal frame holding equally heavy, and ultra hot, lights tipped and fell into the audience of editors and special guests. A couple of editors were injured and received flowers from DvF, while one, Karen Hanes de Larrain, was still seeking compensation as late as 2010 from von Furstenberg’s insurance company. This was not unlike a show Michael Kors put on in the early 1990s in a raw loft space in New York’s Midtown. Midway through the show, chunks of plaster fell from the ceiling onto guests. The Kors incident served as impetus to get the 7th on Sixth tent venues organized; both designers now hold their shows at Lincoln Center.

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