The fashion house Valentino got many infuriated last week after promoting one of their handbags at Philip Seymour Hoffman’s wake. But if there’s one person who was the most affected by the publicity stunt, that would be no less than Amy Adams, who was spotted by the brand using their bag.
“Amy Adams is not a paid spokesperson for Valentino,” the actress’ rep released a statement via The New York Post. “The suggestion she would use this moment to participate in a promotion is truly appalling.”
Prior to this, a spokesperson for Valentino already released an apology also via the Post.
“We sincerely regret releasing a photo to the media this morning of Amy Adams with a Valentino bag,” said the brand’s PR rep, Mona Swanson. “We were not aware the photograph was taken while she was attending the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was an innocent mistake, and we apologize to Ms. Adams, who was not aware, or a part of, our PR efforts.”
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