Designer for the stars Stefan Gabbana has launched an astonishing attack on Hollywood beauties Catherine Zeta-Jones and Gwyneth Paltrow, accusing them of giving fashion a bad name.

Gabbana - one half of design giants DOLCE + GABBANA - rocketed to fame when the duo produced Madonna's legendary corsets in the early 90s and for converting Kylie Minogue into a sex symbol.

The feisty Italian attacks seven-month pregnant Paltrow for possessing no style, and continues his assault on Zeta-Jones, whose fashion sense he deems instantly forgettable.

He says, "What style does she have? She doesn't bring any personality or individuality to what she wears."

"If I mention Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo or Ava Gardner, you immediately have an image in your head.

"If I say Catherine Zeta-Jones, what do you see? A face, a look, but not an image."

31/03/2004 13:47