*The folks at Bronx-based dancewear manufacturer KD New York are upset that they weren’t credited in Elle’s Beyoncé cover story.
According to Page Six, the singer wore the company’s leggings in the spread, but the online version of the article only credits Ivy Park, Beyoncé’s own line with Topshop.
A rep for KD said that the brand was at first credited until someone from Beyoncé’s camp allegedly had Elle pull the online credit.
“We were fully credited when the story went up, and then I went back a couple of days later and it was removed,” owner David Lee told Page Six. “Someone [in Bey’s camp] called and said the credits were going to be removed without any explanation.” Lee said they lent the magazine over 60 pieces.
Elle’s site tells readers to pick up the print issue on newsstands “for a list of complete fashion credits” but also mentions, “Beyoncé wears Ivy Park throughout.”
Lee said: “If you look at what’s up online right now, it’s implying that everything there belongs to another company. We’re a dance manufacturer in The Bronx. We’re talking about Beyoncé and Topshop sharing a little bit of credit.”
Meantime, a KD rep commented of the Beyoncé brouhaha: “It’s complete greed. It’s disgraceful that they could not share even a fashion credit with a ‘Made in USA’ minority-owned clothing line.”