Popular Nigerian fashion designer, Veekee James has stated that there is nothing wrong with a celebrity wearing a dress they had previously won to an event.
Speaking in a recent interview, the young businesswoman stated that while it is entirely a personal choice for each public figure, she would not personally wear the same clothing twice.
Veekee explained that if she dresses for an event, she won’t wear the same thing to another occasion because as a fashion stylist, she must constantly show off her creations, and social events are the ideal setting for that.
She stated this in response to a query on the presumption that celebrities shouldn’t wear the same clothing again while they are out in public.
“I feel it is a personal decision for the celebrity to make. I don’t think it is wrong for someone who is popular to wear an outfit twice. I think it is just a thing with them. I don’t know if I fall into this category, because I will not wear an outfit I have worn to an event to another event. That is because I am a fashion designer.
Every time, I get to showcase another design. There are celebrities I know who wear a particular design different times, but they don’t get to photograph it another time. This is the knowledge that the public has. Since they only see this picture once on a celeb’s social media page, they feel that is how it is. What is the point of photographing the outfit one has worn to an event again when one has already photographed it at a previous event?”
Vee, who has styled actresses like Osas Ighodaro and Funke Akindele, also discussed how she was able to establish a rapport with them.
“I have worked with so many celebrities. For the celebrities, it is more like a fashion designer-to-customer relationship. I think I just have a way of communicating with them. If a person respects me, I respect that person as well.
We just have that cordial relationship. Osas Ighodaro and a few others are close to me and they have been a blessing to my brand, and I have been (a blessing) to theirs too. The person I enjoy working with most will be Osas, because she supports me 100 per cent,” she said.