Melbourne: Australian model Lara Bingle is said to have not been welcomed at the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.
Bingle, 22, who has just been recruited by Harpers Bazaar, was not welcomed by some of the leading RAFW designers.
The model has reportedly been denied access backstage, with some designers concerned by her “brand association”.
The sometime swimwear model, fashioned in the image of Bazaar fashion editor Christina Centenera, may wear the clothes well, say insiders, but her style does not appear her own.
“It always seems a bit of a circus around her. The fear is they don’t want that drama to rub off on them,” News.com.au quoted a source as telling the Daily Telegraph.