Christine Quinn was “badly hurt” when a “big fashion house” forbade her from appearing on their runway shows because of her reality TV background.
The ‘Sailing Sunset’ star’s “biggest passion” is fashion and she remembered being devastated by the snub – only to get the last laugh when she wore the unnamed firmament during a major magazine photoshoot last year.
She said: “Fashion is my biggest passion. I live and breathe fashion. I feel like after coming off reality television, I worked even harder to be taken seriously.
“I remember two years ago, during Fashion Week, I was rejected by a big fashion house because they told me, ‘We don’t work with reality stars’. It hurt really badly Because I was such a big fan of the brand.”
Referring to his photoshoots for Sunday Times Style – for which he wore labels including Versace, Dolce Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Michael Kors Collection, Gaze81, Wolfford and Carven – he said: “On the cover of The Sunday Times Style Fast forward. “
Christine feels that the fashion house has changed their attitude towards them in recent times because they respect the way they work “extremely hard”.
She added to Grazia USA: “Since then, I’ve been embraced with open arms because I don’t expect anything to fall on my lap. I work very hard, and I’m so grateful that all my years of hard work is finally It’s getting recognized.”
The 33-year-old star made her runway debut at Balenciaga’s couture show in Paris last month, and she felt “honoured” to be a part of the show, but wasn’t afraid to walk into such a high-profile event for the first time.
She said: “It was a long time creating a Balenciaga show. I try really hard to work quietly and show my hard work. It’s about the element of surprise. I’ve been a Balenciaga fan for so many years, so To entertain Demna and walk in her show, I was honored to be at home.”