Late Monday, designer Gigi Hunter took to social media to call out model/ influencer Ari Fletcher after she claims Ari ghosted her when it came to a social media post and tag.
Gigi shared a photo of Ari wearing the cream knitted dress she wore to the 2022 BET Awards and said, “@therealkylesister had me make her a dress in exchange for a post/ tag-she ghosted me and kept the dress only to wear this fake knockoff of my brand LOL.”
She then proceeded to share a photo of the black dress she claims Ari had her make. The photo was then followed by text messages that were dated back to May and June of 2021. In the messages, the recipient, which is Ari, was asked when did she plan on posting the dress, and she responded and said the dress would be worn two weeks later.
Once becoming aware of the posts from Gigi, Ari responded in her Instagram story and said,
“That message was from May 25, 2021, over a year ago. You OFFERED to send me a dress. We never had any agreement or contract or payments. You just OFFERED and I let you send a dress. I didn’t wear the dress because it’s ugly. I’m not obligated to wear nothing I’m not on contract for. Still stalking me a year later…go work on your craft weirdo.”
Gigi responded to Ari and said, “Lmafoo work on my craft when you had your cousin reach out to me for a free dress.”
Ari stepped into The Shade Room and said,
“Who is my cousin? I ain’t never in my life had nobody reach out to you! I never even knew about you until you asked to make me a dress. I don’t even ask for nothing for free, never! Stop playing with me.”
Gigi has been known to have her designs worn by stars such as Vivica A. Fox, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Patti Labelle, Cree Summer, Halle Berry, Chante Moore, and many others.
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