Collette Dinnigan has hit back at claims her luxury rental business is struggling amid the Covid pandemic, after her personal homeware items were listed on an auction site.
According to The Daily Telegraph, a number of the former fashion designer’s homewares, luxury furniture and antiques surfaced on auction site Lawsons last week.
News of the upcoming auction left some fans wondering whether it was a sign of hard times.
However, Collette’s representative say the sale has nothing to do with her business ventures, and that the items weren’t even listed by Collette.
‘On Friday sources for Dinnigan denied the businesswoman and her husband… are downsizing due to any downturn in patronage due to the pandemic,’ the publication reports.
Instead, the items up for auction were listed by an antiques dealer and Dinnigan ‘admirer’ Melissa Penfold, and has nothing to do with Collette’s business.
Among the items to be auctioned off include a 19th century lantern, an antique writing table, vintage tumblers and a decorative staircase bannister.
The auction will also include lacquered chairs.
Collette and her husband Bradley Cocks run a number of luxurious rental properties on the North and South coast, as well as Bowral in the Southern Highlands.
The renowned designer shocked the fashion world in 2013 when she pulled her Sydney, Melbourne and London stores.
The South African born designer later revealed she made the decision to leave when her work began to take a toll on her personal life.
The star wanted to spend more time with her husband Bradley and her two children, Hunter, six, and Estella, 15.
She previously spoke to Daily Mail Australia about the major life change, and how it has altered her home life for the better.
‘You can’t do nine to five in fashion,’ she revealed. ‘It’s all encompassing. But I can control it now. I’m able to spend school holidays with my family rather than having to be in Paris for shows.’
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