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Britney Spears snubbed by fashion designer

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Britney Spears has been snubbed by a fashion designer because of her "unrespectable" image. The 'Toxic' singer's request for a limited edition Heatherette clutch bag designed by model Lydia Hearst was turned down because Hearst doesn't think she is a good role model. A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "Britney wanted to go backstage at the Heatherette fashion show during New York Fashion Week to collect a bag and promised to carry it to her front-row seat at where she would be photographed with it. But there were only 100 bags and her offer was politely declined."

Hearst said: "I'm only giving the bag to accomplished young women who are doing something positive to affect the world around them. They are women I look up to and respect like Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Anne Hathaway. They share the same high standards and give back to the communities in which they live." After her request was turned down, Britney - who has been pictured looking dishevelled and bloated while out partying in recent weeks - did not appear at the fashion show at all in the end. The pop superstar's representative, Leslie Sloane Zelnick, has denied the reports, saying: "It's not true." Britney - who has two sons, 18-month-old Sean Preston and seven-month-old Jayden James - is currently divorcing estranged husband Kevin Federline.

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