Pop star Fergie has taken aim at celebrity designers who launch fashion items that are way out of their fans' price range, branding the practice "irresponsible".
The Black Eyed Peas singer launched her shoe range, simply titled Fergie, in Los Angeles on Saturday (21Mar09) with styles ranging in price from $69 to $129 (£47.50 to £89).
And she is proud to have a collection her young devotees can actually buy, unlike stars like Gwen Stefani, whose L.A.M.B. shoes typically carry a price tag in excess of $100 (£69).
She insists pop star designers should be more aware of their fans' financial struggles amid the current economic problems.
Fergie says, "I would feel really irresponsible right now to have a line that was completely out of my fans price range."