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Remember when we (and the blogosphere at large) announced the upcoming Steve Madden x Diana Ross collaboration? Well, turns out it was a joke. Obviously. But with actual celeb collabos on a wild tangent towards the absurd, we actually believed it.
Steve Madden reps clarified that their comments regarding their excitement over working with the Motown legend were dropped in sarcasm - a sentiment not properly translated at an investor's meeting. Madden does have a celebrity collaboration in the pipeline, but (and we picture the gleeful smirks of the company's execs saying this) it's NOT with Diana Ross.
In our defense, we're shopping in a world of Yoko Ono t-shirts and clubwear by a Beverly Hills lawyer's daughter who just happens to have a television show about her family for no reason in particular). Rodarte just designed figure skating costumes for the Olympics and models are designing what they model. Lindsay Lohan managed to disgrace a respected fashion house (clearing its executive board at the same time) on her downward spiral into booze, drugs and oblivion.
Thusly, you can't blame the suckers waiting for Diana Ross-bedazzled platforms to hit the mall. Stranger things have happened.