So yesterday the New York Post ran this story, "Red Carpet Lending Nightmares," detailing the distressed condition designer gowns are returned in after they've been worn by a celebrity on the red carpet.
The most salacious story? An anonymous PR told the tab that Lady Gaga returned a Mugler gown with what looked like a semen stain on it. "It was so disgusting," she said. "I couldn’t even tell you.”
We've reached out to Mugler's PR for comment on the story--though we're not expecting to get one.
But after polling various PRs who lend out designer dresses to celebrities on the regular, we're not at all surprised by this story.
When asked about the worst conditions borrowed designer dresses have been returned in, we heard numerous stories of clothing being returned with period stains. One PR told us "I have worked places where samples have been returned with period stains on white dresses." Then there's that time a PR intern had to wash a pee-stained bikini worn by a supermodel during a shoot. Other PRs told us slightly less horrifying stories of items returned with gum on them, leather skirts ruined after they got dipped in a pool, and seriously stinky sweaty fur.
Hey, at least Gaga was having fun in that dress?