If you are involved in the design and arts industry, you would know how important it is for your works and pieces to get noticed by the eye of the public. Exposure is one of the most important things in the industry for you to gain a name and move up to the next level. Getting recognition helps your career in so many ways, and for our local designer, Jimmy Couture, designing evening gowns for our 2021 Miss Grand Malaysia, is one of his stepping stones in the industry.
However, our Miss Grand this year, Lishalliny Kanaran, has apparently managed to cross the renowned designer by rejecting his evening gown (which was shortened to EG in the Instagram posts) design at the very last minute. What a waste of Jimmy’s time!
The designer had posted a series of proofs along with the picture and videos of the gown. The designer had designed two sets of evening gowns; a red one and a green one, both equally stunning! However, according to the WhatsApp chats between Jimmy and Lisha’s party, it seems that they have yet to confirm whether the red gown will be worn by Lisha during the final round of the event. Take a look at the gown and said conversation:
With those pictures posted by Jimmy Couture on his Instagram account, he also added a whole paragraph of essay as a caption, expressing his dissatisfaction. He stated how all that’s left for the dress to be fully done is just a couple of minor fixings that could be done easily and promptly. So, he was extremely annoyed when they made brought up those small issues as a reason to reject the dress and opt for another designer.
Here’s the other green dress that was also rejected by the Miss Grand Malaysia, with the reason that the bust section on the dress did not fit properly, which Jimmy could fix in a minute. In the caption, he complained how they wanted to use the dress during the press conference rather than the actual preliminary event.
Disappointedly, he wrote, “not one ringgit, not a hundred ringgit, but THOUSANDS; I have spent thousands in completing this dress and yet you want to wear this just to the press conference? Ridiculous! I’m sleepless, I wasted money and energy, rejected customers’ orders, my hands are swollen, I postponed visiting my parents, just to get your evening gown done and you won’t even wear it? Where did you (leave) your brains somewhere?”
Look at those details! What a waste that Lisha, our Miss Grand for 2021 has rejected the evening gown. She must’ve looked absolutely gorgeous in it. However, she did post a video of her going live on Instagram explaining her side of the story. She stated how the gown wasn’t done (although as you can see on Jimmy’s posts, it’s the opposite) and she also mentioned how rejecting the gown wasn’t her personal decision but instead, it was the whole team’s decision. Not only that, but apparently according to her, she has her own designer whom she has worked with for a long time and did not liaise with Jimmy at all. Here’s the explanation video:
Now, after hearing both sides of the story, whose side are you on? It’s a missed opportunity that the two dresses by Jimmy Couture designed have gone to waste!
Look at the sequins on the red one, and the details on the green dress – just OOMPH! Not to mention how it flows perfectly looking like stars on emerald skies!