Troubled singer Amy Winehouse has been hit with a $46,250 (GBP25,000) bill after reportedly vomiting on clothes loaned to her by a designer.
According to British newspaper the Daily Mirror, Winehouse has been blacklisted by furious fashion publicists, who have banned her from the long list of celebrities who receive regular clothing loans and free gifts from their high-profile clients.
A source tells the newspaper: “Harvey Nichols loaned Amy GBP25,000 worth of silk and satin dresses. Unfortunately, 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.
“She eventually couriered them back on Monday (22Sep08), but didn’t wrap them separately. So sick had gone on all the clothes. Even worse, green, furry mould had developed on some gowns, making them unwearable.
"The store publicists weren’t best pleased. They send stuff out to celebs all the time, but it never gets into such a state. I doubt Amy will be sent any more designer gear for a while and the store has now asked for its GBP25,000 back.”