Singer Ricki-Lee Coulter says she designed her own wedding dress in France, but fashion designer Johanna Johnson called her a liar, after saying she designed and created the dress in her own studio in LA .
Well, this is interesting.
In a version deleted since Instagram post singer Ricki-lee coulter shared a series of pictures of her wedding dress fitting, where she commented to a follower that she had designed the dress herself.
The fan asked, “Who designed it?
To which Ricki-Lee replied: “Me! I designed and worked it with an incredible French workshop to bring it to life.”
And just like that, the It’s raining diamonds The singer drew a storm of criticism from designer and designer Johanna Johnson.
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Ricki-Lee Coulter has faced backlash after falsely claiming to have designed her own wedding dress. Source: Instagram
Ricki-Lee’s wedding dress courtesy of designer Johanna Johnson
“It was a pleasure to create this for you. It would also be nice to receive the credit for the giveaway. It took us several weekends to create it for you,” Johanna replied under Ricki-Lee’s post, with one last little factual bomb. . “It was also in LA.”
It didn’t take long for Ricki-Lee to delete the wedding look back post, but Australian designer Johanna was not done.
“Thank you to all the genuine and professional artists we have had the pleasure of working with and who always give them due credit,” she began her lengthy statement, which she shared on her Instagram page.
“They certainly wouldn’t create false stories about where their props / designer, etc., just for their own egos. We have never experienced such unprofessional and deceptive behavior as this. It defies the reasoning. This industry needs to be cleansed of artists who use and abuse the creative talents of others. I ask who is going to want to dress / spend weeks working on an exclusive garment for an artist only to create a crazy tale of where they come from. ? “
But Johanna did not put an end to her public lashes.
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Australian designer Johanna Johnson responded to Ricki-Lee’s embarrassing Instagram blunder, only for the singer to delete the entire wedding comeback post soon after. Source: Instagram
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The fact that the dress was also a present only added to Johanna’s fury. “Be wary of who you choose to take care of. Choose wisely. Choose those who support other women, appreciate and understand the hard work and livelihoods of the teams that support this industry. Not just for designers, more so for the teams of hard-working people behind the scenes who are still hurt, bewildered and stunned by such behavior. I bring this to light because it is an affront to so many others. “
Johanna ended the message with a very real and embarrassing thought. “It also saddens me very much that someone could risk putting a ‘cloud’ on their own dress and their own day? Why not apologize and set the record straight instead of just removing the deception (as well as their inspirational quotes published, they say they walk true to). I am so proud of our work and our international label. As well as the people I work with. I thank them daily and I thank them again now. “
Naturally, Johanna’s own fans lit up her comments section.
“AMAZING! Why would she lie about it ?! She’s so lucky to have this amazing dress. Hope she notices and says it all and makes sense of it all. Your dresses are gorgeous, I have always admired them, ”wrote one.
While another intervened, “I’m so sorry that happened to you… imagine if she wrote someone a song and claimed it as theirs – that’s such a level of dishonesty.”
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Johanna Johnson corrected Ricki-Lee’s claims via her own Instagram page, clarifying that the wedding dress was designed and made by her in her LA studio, not in France. Source: Instagram
Fans come to Ricki-Lee’s defense
But maybe there is a little bit of truth to Ricki-Lee’s comment. In 2015, around the time of her Parisian wedding to Rich Harrison, the singer gave an interview to New Idea, telling the publication: “As far as I can remember, I have the image of my dress. I’ve sketched it a million times. “
The article also stated that it was “designed in collaboration with fashion designer Johanna Johnson”.
Ricki-Lee fans have also come to his defense, noting that Johanna Johnson made the headlines when it did not pay some of its employees tens of thousands of dollars in rights, before it expanded into the American market.
Fans wondered if Ricki-Lee’s lack of recognition towards Johanna had more to do with this, just a slip of memory.
“Considering that this happened in 2016 after Ricki’s wedding, it’s very likely that she wiped her hands of any association with JJ from that point on… it’s more likely, n ‘is this not ?
The fan added, “It’s JJ’s ego that hasn’t been stroked! Sit down, darling… pay your bills.”