LaurenconradKitson, one of Hollywood’s trendiest (and most overpriced) boutiques, recently dropped “The Hills” star Lauren Conrad‘s clothing collection.

And they weren’t very nice about it either.

They told the media that Lauren’s lack of involvement (Hello? Personal appearances help!) and alleged lackluster designs were why the line tanked.

But Conrad, 22, says:  “I’m proud of the collection.” She told Life & Style that 500 stores, including (so there!) Bloomie’s and Fred Segal, carry her clothing line. “The response has been amazing.”

And the new stuff –- with a Cyndi Lauper ’80s feel — is on its way, folks.

"Holiday is up next, and my theme is ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,’ " Lauren proudly told the mag. “I’m really excited about it. After that is my resort collection with a safari-chic theme.”

Wow. A safari chic resort collection. Genius, simply genius. Where does she come up with these design ideas?

Oh right. Yves Saint Laurent did it first. In the ’70s.

As for those rude-rude claims that she doesn’t design her clothes?

“It’s a ridiculous rumor. I do all my own designs,” she said.

Of course she does.

What do you think? Does Lauren really design her clothing collection? Or does she have (a lot of) help? Heck, it’s not like Calvin Klein or Karl Lagerfeld don’t have scads of young designers on their fashion teams.

Photo: Lauren Conrad poses at the MTV Movie Awards in a cobalt blue one-shouldered sheath dress. Credit: WireImage

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead