LOVE Island star Maura Higgins has added fuel to her feud with designer Scott Henshall by demanding £12k from him for loss of earnings, it has been claimed.
The 32-year-old was due to wear a custom made frock, created by Scott, to the star-studded British Fashion Awards earlier this month, but she pulled out last minute because she felt it was ‘inappropriate’.
Now, sources say the reality TV favorite has billed the former creative director at posh fashion label Mulberry for £12,810.72 – including £675.60 for her hair stylist.
“Maura is attempting to charge Scott over £12,000 for loss of earnings after she skipped the British Fashion Awards,” an inside told the MailOnline.
It’s turned into a complete disaster. Scott’s PR team arranged for him to dress Maura and he agreed to pay for her ticket to the ceremony after seeing a pretty picture of her.
“But now his generosity has totally backfired and she’s even trying to charge him for hairstyling when she insisted on having her own glam squad on the day.”
Maura was initially thrilled to reveal hours before the do at the Royal Albert Hall how respected designer Scott had created a custom-made gown for her.
She proudly posted on Instagram: “BFA tonight. . . first time to have zero control over my outfit. . . excited to see what @scott_henshall has designed for me.”
Yet within hours, Maura pulled out of the event because she disliked the design.
She posted on Monday: “So obviously you can see I am fully ready.
“Glam team are on point as usual. Basically. . . the dress, the shoes, everything wasn’t something I’d wear.
“I don’t really know what to say, it’s like, I just feel it’s not very appropriate for the Fashion Awards.”
The Sun later revealed that Scott was due to dress Maura, Lady Victoria Hervey and model Talulah Eve.
However things turned sour as the dress was not as Maura expected and she felt she had come second to Lady Victoria.
A source said at the time: “Maura’s gown was meant to resemble Paris Hilton’s chainmail dress from 2002.
“Ultimately, it looked nothing like it and she wasn’t happy.”
“Scott was also supposed to arrange a selection of shoes for her to wear, which he didn’t do.
He then left Maura waiting in her room alone for over three hours to go to help dress Victoria.
It was mortifying. Poor Maura was so patient and she ended up being totally standing up.
To add insult to injury, Victoria ended up leaving with a bag which was meant to be for Maura. It was a mess.
Scott’s team have repeatedly apologised to Maura but the damage is done. It was a nightmare.”
Scott is well known for a series of daring designs including the cut-out red dress once worn by S Club 7 star Tina Barrett and a diamond web dress, costing £5 million, worn by Samantha Mumba, which is now in the Natural History Museum. .
The Sun has contacted Maura’s rep for comment.