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Britney Spears Denied Handbag At NY Fashion Week

Posted Friday February 16, 2007 2:43 PM GMT

Pop star turned professional party girl Britney Spears has been snubbed by fashion designer and model Lydia Hearst at the New York Fashion Week.

Britney had requested a limited edition Heatherette clutch bag designed by Hearst, but her request was turned down as the designer-model didn’t think that she was a good role model.

A source told the New York Daily News: “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 did not make an appearance at the Heatherette fashion show at all.

Leslie Sloane Zelnick, Britney's overworked rep, denied reports and said: “It’s not true.”