Rap mogul and fashion plate SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS has criticised European fashion designers, claiming they're not as good as their American counterparts.

The BAD BOY RECORDS honcho was attending the COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA on Tuesday (03JUN03) in New York. The star-studded event was attended by celebrities such as Renee Zellweger, Adrien Brody and SARAH JESSICA PARKER, who hosted the ceremony.

Diddy, who has his own range of fashionwear, entitled SEAN JOHN, said, "I'm wilder, I'm crazier, we just need a chance to really break through. It's about all of us not being scared - we got to stop shopping and getting inspired from European designers and not going to Europe and shop all over Europe and then come back and do our collections based on what was done in Europe, we gotta use our own brains and feed off of what's right here in America."

"You know, nobody dresses better than the people of New York, so don't get offended in Europe, I'm from New York, I'm an American designer and I'm coming for that ass, no matter where you're at, where you're from, and that's fashion."

06/06/2003 19:20