MEGHAN MARKLE’S ENGAGEMENT DRESS DESIGNER ‘USED FASHION HOUSE TO FUND LAVISH LIFE INCLUDING £1,500 WEEKLY SALON TRIPS’
Tamara Ralph, 39, and her ex-business companion Michael Russo, 40, “personally enriched themselves” earlier than their firm Ralph & Russo collapsed, in accordance to claims in paperwork launched by the High Court.
Ms Ralph is being sued by the corporate’s directors for £20.eight million in damages, however has denied any wrongdoing and is defending towards the declare.
Ralph & Russo designed the Duchess of Sussex’s £56,000 engagement costume, in addition to robes for stars together with Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Minogue.
Administrators for the corporate are actually suing Ms Ralph, after telling the High Court that she “extracted substantial sums” when she was in “de facto control”.
In newly launched authorized papers, it’s alleged that Ms Ralph spent greater than £1,500 on “weekly blow-drys” on the Larry King hair salon in South Kensington, London – and the price was charged to a firm bank card, the Mail on Sunday reviews.
Court paperwork additionally declare that Ms Ralph spent greater than £300 of firm money on luxurious lingerie at a retailer in Paris and £130 on an eyelash therapy.
It has additionally been claimed that Ms Ralph complained that her £225,000 wage was “extremely low” for somebody in her place.