Lauren Conrad: Designing Emmys Gown a "Huge Compliment"

08/11/2008 at 10:31 AM ET

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Lauren Conrad confirmed to PEOPLE that she will be designing at least one dress for
next month’s Emmy Awards, calling it a “huge compliment”. “I’m doing one. I may be doing two,” she said Saturday in Las Vegas before hosting a night at Christian Audigier The Nightclub. The designer of the Lauren Conrad Collection will be dressing the show’s “trophy girls” who bring the awards on stage for the eventual winner. Conrad elaborated, “It’s a huge compliment to be asked to do that, and it was really amazing to be taken seriously.” The invitation to design the dress is a major victory for Conrad who has been chastised by some who recently said she isn’t involved in her clothing line. “I didn’t even really respond to the rumors because they were so silly,” she said. “It was someone who knew how important the line is to me and knew that that would hurt me.” Dressed in BCBG, The Hills star also squashed rumors that she is dating My Boys actor Kyle Howard. When asked is the two were dating, she laughed, saying “No, but I do know him, yes.” — Mark Gray

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SARA on

WE LOVE HER AND YES IT DOES SEEM LIKE SOMEONE IS TRYING TO RUIN HER CAREER PEREZ HILTON MAYBE.I THINK DIDDY SAID IT BEST ALOT HATER’S OUT THERE BUT LET THE PUBLIC SPEAK.WITH OVER 30 MILLION VOTE LC TOOK TEEN CHOICE CAUSE SHE THE REAL STAR.YOU CAN’T TAKE THAT FROM HER.

Samantha on

I think she is a joke. She is a rich and priviledged girl that had her way paved for her due to her parents and their status. Her clothes are crap and she shouldn’t be taken seriously as a designer.

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Dawn on

Congrats LC! I think she’s correct that some folks are trying to ruin her, but I’m so proud of her for staying positive and continuing to work hard. I’ve seen some of the negative rumors and didn’t believe it. Stay positive and continue to work hard because some of us won’t be swayed and will continue to send you positive vibes.

Lex on

I have met her in person, through a friend, a few years ego, before Laguna or the Hills. Well lets just say she is not smart at all, she is selfish and meterialistic and relays on her parents money. How sad!

J on

I think it’s funny that people think she is so privileged and comes from a family of status, and couldn’t possible have any real talent. I’ve watched her shows from the beginning, and while her family is well off, they’re not connected to high society or Hollywood or anything like that. I think her dad is an engineer or architect or something…

It is a huge honor for her to have this opportunity, we haven’t seen any formal desgins from yet so it could certainly be argued that she doesn’t deserve this chance so early in ther career. But the Emmy’s are all about TV and he’s a very popular TV personality… I guess it makes sense.

Her line is simple casual wear, it’s well made, flattering, generally on trend, and I may add, it gets better with each collection. But that being said, it is a mainstream off the rack line. There’s a big difference between what she’s been doing and what it expected of her now. I hope she takes this opportunity seriously and shows us all what she can do.

anonymous on

hey lex, if u met her yrs ago before laguna beach, then she was a teenager, most of us depend on our parents money at that time. She was living at home and was in HS, Y is everyone hating on her, if she was smart, she would not be in college right now, and making all these good career decisions

please congratulate, not need to hate!!!!

anonymous on

I mean if she was’t smart, she would not be in college and making good career decisions

antihype on

Lex- RELIES, not relays. People who live in glass houses…..

Laura on

Lauren has worked hard and deserves the credit she has earned for it! I love her and think her clothes are great! This is what is wrong with America today…too many HATERS!!!

Katrina on

Her designs look like something I can get at Forever 21 or H&M. Its nothing special!!

Fionnuala on

I kinda felt sorry for her when her line came out. She was getting such average reviews for a very good line. I think it’s great that she’s finally being taken seriously as a designer.

amagee on

someone is letting this chick design their emmy dress? have they SEEN her clothes? leggings and cotton dresses… gimme a break.

TRB on

I am not really familiar with Miss Conrad’s show or her clothes, but anyone who sais that someone doesn’t deserve recognition for any achievement is just jealous. Take in point… Stella McCartney (forgive any misspellings). She has achieved a great level of success, and she seemed to have done it right out of school. Yes,she is one that truely came from wealth and family fame. But, does that negate her talent? does that wipe away any success from her line? Only time will tell if Miss Conrad is a true talent or just a product of a Hollywood/ T.V. reality show girl. But, Let us not be too swift to judge what we don’t have first hand knowledge of.

MIS on

LOOK AT LEX HATING AND SHE CANT EVEN SPELL. RELAYS ARE SOMETHING YOU RUN MORON

Kim v on

Wasn’t there already a story about this? We need another story to say that she’s flattered about it? Not trying to be hateful but is there nothing else going on?

Shaun on

Here is something that is and always has been true. Remember it all your life.
“The biggest bully is always the most insecure person.”
When you show hatred for someone, you are saying more about yourself than them.

Dorothy on

It seems Lauren has some powerful allies at the Emmy awards. Her line was dropped by Kitson and it received very mediocre reviews and the line itself is very simple and casual so there is absolutely no logical reason why she was chosen to do formal wear which is not really her style.I recently watched a clip on the Soup where she launches her fall collection in Bloomingdales and she had two models who had to change and she couldn’t present in a good way or describe any of her garments-“This is a black dress” and “This is another dress”.Duh!

Linda on

What a joke. I don’t take her seriously at all. Must be nice to not have to pay your dues.

Chrissy on

Lex, not “meterialistc”, MATERIALISTIC. not “ego”, AGO. You’re in no position to judge someone’s intelligence level.

angela on

Badda Bing Badda Boom – IN YOUR FACE HEIDI AND SPENCER!!!

terryann3 on

Love her!!!!!!!!!!!! I think she has a good head on her shoulders. Her parents should be proud. I hope the Emmy dress turns out great. Good luck Lauren.

Ashley on

To those of you bashing on Lauren…How would YOU feel if you were a celebrity with your own clothing line and people were trashing on you about how your clothes suck, etc. You should think before you speak about someone else’s achievements. She has earned this 100%..if you don’t like her, don’t read things or look at stuff about her. Simple as that..

Me on

Nicely said Ashley…and people if you are going to bash on here learn how to spell first…none of you know this girl only what you read…I wish her the best of luck…I love L.C.

Heather on

I think Lauren is a beautiful woman who is classy and sweet and works hard. Jealousy is so trivial.

Amanda on

Lauren Conrad is a whiny little tiddie baby. She thinks that everyone is against her…as if she were important enough for people to totally conspire against her. anyhoo. Lex, you sound like a retarded person. You seriously need to go back to school to learn basic spelling.

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Kel on

Well “LEX”, I don’t think people in glass houses should throw stones. It’s pathetic to say other people are not smart when you can’t even spell or use the correct words in your sentence. Sorry, but I just call it like I see it. Besides, it must be awful to be so jealous of someone that you feel you need to bash them for living out their dreams. Maybe you should get one of your own and leave her alone.

Rizzy on

I don’t have an opinion about her designs, but I’m worried about all of that tanning she does! They show so many pictures of her lying out by the pool, and it’s really starting to show in the wrinkles around her eyes! Keep out of the sun, LC.

teg on

wow most of u ppl that are writing bad stuff about lauren are just jealous. if u ppl seriously dont like her, dont pay attention to her. u all just seem like sore losers bc u are not her. stop wasting ur time. lauren has worked for where she is right now. so all u ppl that hate her… GET A LIFE!!!

danalynette on

Hey Lex,
It’s MATERIALISTIC- Focus on the mesasge from ‘Antihype’ about “…Glass Houses…”

andrea on

Good luck to her. I’m sure she will do great!

Babs C on

That is a great honor so I doubt that she doesn’t design her own line. I hope this advances her fashion career because how long can the Hills go on.

Cat on

RE: shaun’s comment:
AMEN, AMEN, AMEN! The blatent negetivity always says more about the person spewing it!

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Jen on

As the lead singer of 311 once said “[Rock] critics didn’t put us here so they can’t tear us down”… way to go, LC!

And for everyone else who feels the need to make rude comments all the time about people, why don’t you go find some dreams of your own and then have someone knock you down and see how it makes you feel.

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brittany on

I think lauren is an awesome designer, I recently just purchased a black high waist fitted skirt from her line which was only $30 from intuition and I love it! She’s a wonderful role model to young women, she works hard, and has a lot of admiration. Best of luck Lauren!

Ohioan on

Lauren, please LOSE the hair extensions! Otherwise, great luck with the Emmy design; that should be a fun project. I think Lauren’s other designs aren’t very unique and really only appeal to a very narrow demographic. That doesn’t mean she’s not talented…we will see.

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brobinson on

PLEASE LEX. GRAB A DICTIONARY. iT’S NOT TOO LATE!!

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Oda on

Is this really what she want to do? If The Hills is fake, that make Lauren a good actress. So why clothes when she doesn’t have a real job? I really didn’t like her old line , haven’t seen the new.

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Nic on

ARE HER 15 MINUTES UP YET?!?!?!?!

p.s. she’s not smart and doesn’t go to school

b on

Wow, most of you people need to get a job. Many of you probably sit on sites like this all day and bash whoever doesn’t agree with you. come on! A lot of you even have the same damn comment.

Beauty Banter on

LC is also the spokeschick for MARK cosmetics…
see more on her beauty look at

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angie on

i’m a 21 year old female who has never watched the hills or laguna beach. yes, i am a rarity.

i just wanted to comment that i find it alarming she has wrinkles around her eyes when she’s only a year older than me. i sincerely hope it’s just genetics, because otherwise she should learn to step out of the california sun and make sure her line includes a hat, sunglasses, and the most fashionable thing you can wear on your body- sunscreen.

(fyi- rizzy, thanks for also noticing this!)

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rachel on

lauren conrad, has been in fashion her whole life, though i do beleive that she is too cautious with her designs, if you want to make it big, in the creative design “high fashion world your clothes can bot just consist of simple jersey dresses. i do believe lauren has talent, but i do not know if she is creative or ambitious enough to surpass the big names in the fashion industry.

sparky on

Blech. She needs to learn how to speak before she “designs” anything else. Anyone who clearly can’t articulate ANYTHING let alone describe her own creations needs to stay behind the curtain. Pointing at her dress as it went down the runway she says “uhh…here it is, uhh”. Brain surgeon! Go away.

NotSoSuite on

I’ve always been a fan of Laguna and the Hills though the show is probably completely fake you can’t deny that it is entertaining. I’m excited to see what she comes up with.

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Tina on

i am very proud of her. i know she works hard but not as much as she should be. Lex u are giving me second thoughts …

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Sarah on

I find it amusing that Lex thinks L.C. is not smart at all. Maybe he needs to start using his spell check!

who cares on

Ugh, will Lauren, Heidi, Audrina, Whitney, Brooke Hogan, and all the other brats who are only famous for being on reality tv that sucks, please get out of the limelight and let some actual TALENT be recognized? Thank you, and have a nice day. :)

Melanie on

Wow, look at all those wrinkles around her eyes. Poor girl.

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just Me on

Like OMG , i think i see a nip slip!!

catherine on

she is so talented and lovely and a great person. i don’t like the other co-stars on The Hills

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Margaret on

WHAT…..where did those wrinkles around LC eyes go? Did Heidi bring her to a plastic surgeon? Everyone says Heidi looks plastic,and i agree……but where and when will LC get something else done,and is she now a Heidi wantabe…..Stay natural LC

Alexandra on

I think Lauren Conrad is a beautiful girl, but her clothing, although somewhat classy, seems mediocre. They aren’t “special” or “unique”. I’ve seen similar designs priod to Lauren’s clothing debut and I was unimpressed. I feel as though she had no personal touches in her designs and they are very pricey for something that is very similar to Target clothing or Forever 21. I didn’t think Lauren brought the creativity needed for clothes to sell well. People, especially myself, look for clothing that is different and unique, and although I admire her for attempting, I just see the same “look” in each of her pieces. But, that is also just my opinion.

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