Worse, according to star stylist Phillip Bloch, is the most common A-list faux pas: returning borrowed goods damaged.
It’s no secret that celebrities never purchase the four-figure red carpet gowns that put them on best-dressed lists around the world. Instead, they have stylists request a selection of outfits for loan. But it seems some celebrities aren’t as good at returning the gowns as they are at borrowing them. Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga are just a few A-list stars who have built a reputation for losing, damaging and even stealing the designer samples lent to them.
Fashion faux pas: Some stars have built a reputation for losing, damaging and even stealing designer samples lent to them; Katy Perry (right) allegedly lost this on-loan Zuhair Murad couture dress worth five figures in 2010
Lady Gaga, who borrowed a Thierry Mugler dress for a video shoot two years ago, allegedly returned the gown two weeks later, torn and soiled. A woman who worked for Mulger’s New York-based PR firm told the New York Post: ‘It looked like it had [semen] on it. It was so disgusting. I couldn’t even tell you.
‘We never found out what it [the stain] was, but we paid the $500 dry-cleaning bill.’
Despite the music icon’s bad borrowing behavior, Lady Gaga, who is best friends with the label’s former creative director, Nicola Formichetti, continued to wear Theirry Mulger designs.
Revenge star Ashley Madekwe, Katy Perry and Rihanna have also allegedly committed on-loan sins. In 2010, Rihanna borrowed a beige Herve Leroux dress for her 22nd birthday party.