MEGHAN MARKLE’S COMMITMENT DRESS DESIGNER ‘USED A FASHION HOUSE TO FINANCE A BREATHTAKING LIFE INCLUDING Â£ 1,500 WEEKLY SALON TRIP’
Tamara Ralph, 39, and her ex-partner Michael Russo, 40, “got personally rich” before their Ralph & Russo business collapsed, according to claims in documents released by the High Court.
Ms Ralph is being sued by company directors for Â£ 20.8million in damages, but has denied any wrongdoing and is defending herself against the claim.
Ralph & Russo designed the Â£ 56,000 engagement dress for the Duchess of Sussex, as well as dresses for stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Minogue.
Company directors are now suing Ms Ralph, after telling the High Court that she “extracted substantial sums” while under “de facto control”.
In recently published legal documents it is alleged that Ms Ralph spent over Â£ 1,500 on ‘weekly blow-drys’ at the Larry King hair salon in South Kensington, London – and the cost was billed to a credit card from company, the Mail on Sunday Reports.
Court documents also claim Ms Ralph spent more than Â£ 300 of company money on luxury lingerie at a store in Paris and Â£ 130 on eyelash treatment.
It was also claimed that Ms Ralph had complained that her salary of Â£ 225,000 was ‘extremely low’ for someone in her post.