Getting celebrities to wear your designer pieces can often mean said piece is a hit, complete with waiting lists from here to the moon.
Though sometimes, celebrity loans may never come back, or come back damaged.
Take Amy Winehouse for example, the bee-hived singer was loaned £25,000 worth of silk and satin designer dresses by Harvey Nichols to wear during London Fashion Week.
A source told the Mirror that: “While wearing one of the frocks, she went on an all-night bender. She ended up in the loos, where she was violently sick. Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.”
When she (or her assistant) eventually got around to returning the designer pieces the vomit had started to grow “green, furry mould”, and thanks to the dresses being return as one big package instead of wrapped separately, the mould spread.
Harvey Nichols were reportedly furious and have demanded that the full value of the outfits.
Hasn’t Amy heard of the dry cleaners? Let’s just hope if Amy ever does design clothes… let’s not even continue with that though.