Fashion event organiser defends Janice Dickinson
Organisers of a New York Fashion Week event have strongly defended TV star Janice Dickinson over reports that she left still wearing jewellery she had modelled.
The former America's Next Top Model judge was loaned £12,500 worth of gems from Effy brand bosses to wear on the runway at The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS show.
However, after strutting down the catwalk, an absent-minded Dickinson forgot to return the pieces, which included two diamond bracelets.
Dickinson is adamant she never meant to take the pieces, telling the New York Post: "If you're insinuating anything funny going on, you're barking up the wrong tree."
Event producer Monique Tatum added: "Janice was an integral part of our event and flew mid snow storm to be a part of The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS.
"I am 100% positive that she did not intend to leave with her pieces as her team was on the phone with ours immediately.
"Sunday morning Janice returned the pieces via her publicist and later during the day we actually sat and chatted in her hotel room. She was extremely kind to me.
"She was one of the jewels in the crown of our show and we greatly appreciate her participation."