Maura Higgins is said to have billed designer Scott Henshall more than £12,000 for ‘loss of income’ after she refused to wear a dress he designed to the British Fashion Awards.
Earlier this month, Maura was forced to withdraw from the ceremony after she deemed the dress he designed for her was “inappropriate”.
A source told MailOnline she had charged him £12,810.72 (€14,592.53) citing ‘loss of income’. The fee also includes hairdo which costs a whopping £675.60 (€769.45) for styling.
The source said: “Maura is trying to charge Scott more than £12,000 for loss of income after she skipped the British Fashion Awards.
‘It has turned into a complete disaster. Scott’s PR team arranged for him to dress Maura, and he agreed to pay for her ticket to the ceremony after seeing a beautiful photo of her.
“But now his generosity has completely backfired and she even tried to charge him for his hair when she insisted on having her own glam team that day.”
Higgins took to Instagram to announce that she had to pull out of the awards ceremony at the last minute after having a fashion “nightmare” with a “too daring” dress.
The Love Island star confessed earlier in the day that it would be the first time she had “no control over” her outfit.
When confused fans realized Maura wasn’t on the red carpet, the Longford native logged back into Instagram to reveal what happened.
“So guys, people are texting me asking, ‘Where are you, where are the red carpet pictures?
“I had a bit of a nightmare.”
The star stepped back to reveal a gold dress with thin straps and a deep neckline as she said her hair and makeup team was “just as usual”.
Maura admits that the problem is with the outfit: “Basically, the dress, the shoes, everything, is not something that I would probably wear.”
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She admitted that she “really didn’t know what to say” as she looked at her friend and hairstylist, Karl Bembridge.
“I just don’t feel like it’s a good fit for fashion awards. Like, I like being bold. You know that. But I just don’t feel it’s a good fit for fashion awards,” she said. continue.
“I don’t know but I just feel, it’s not right,” she said. “So yeah, I decided not to go.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/maura-higgins-bills-designer-for-loss-of-earnings-after-awards-dress-row-report-claims-42237733.html Maura Higgins bills designer for ‘loss of income’ after row of award dresses, report claims