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In a rare move, Marc Bouwer president Paul Margolin took to WWD this morning to publicly air a dispute with Alicia Keys's stylist. His complaint comes after Keys wore a Marc Bouwer dress to her husband's birthday bash and didn't post an Instagram of the dress giving credit to the designer in the caption.
Jocelyn Goldstein, Keys's stylist, reportedly borrowed 12 dresses from Marc Bouwer and agreed to post a photo of the style that Keys wore on the night of the party. When Margolin found out that Goldstein had not and was not going to post a photo as promised, he asked to be paid $5,000 for the $10,000 dress. Goldstein's employer, Margaret Maldonado Agency, called Margolin to thank him for loaning Keys the dresses, but he wasn't having it. "I said to him, 'What is that going to do for me?" Margolin told WWD. "Am I supposed to call my mother to tell her, 'They called to say thank you?'" Of course Swiss Beatz, Keys's husband, posted plenty of dress shots on Instagram but he has less than half the number of Instagram followers that Keys has.
The agency ended up telling Margolin that he needed to have a legal contract in order to get Keys to Instagram a shot of the dress since she's currently repping Givenchy.
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