Followers of the “Actual Housewives of New York” can’t learn that line with out listening to Dorinda Medley screaming it at Luann “the Countess” De Lesseps throughout her cabaret present, #CountessAndFriends, which was featured within the Aug. 15 episode of “Housewives.”
Jovani is a New York-based robe retailer headquartered within the Garment District. When Medley, who has an in depth relationship with the designer model, paid them again for years of loaner robes with some TV publicity, issues took an sudden flip.
Medley styled De Lesseps with free outfits from the model for her cabaret present — and De Lesseps rudely “forgot” to ask Medley’s boyfriend to the opening night time.
Feeling slighted, Medley drunkenly heckles her pal, screaming “Jovani” at her all through the present. It’s pathetic to observe.
So who’s the true winner of this petty battle? Jovani. For the reason that present aired, they’ve seen a 100,000 customer spike in web site visitors, CEO and co-owner Abraham Maslavi tells The Submit.
“The publicity may be very welcome, clearly,” he says.
Medley’s “It’s Jovani!” conflict cry has additionally develop into a meme: Chrissy Teigen, petty queen of the web and “Housewives” fan, not too long ago posted an Instagram Story through which she dons a Jovani gown and sings out, “It’s Jovani!” (De Lesseps later reposted the video.)
Maslavi, 49, tells The Submit that the workers on the New York Jovani retailer “loves” Medley and the remainder of the Housewives. “They are saying hello to everybody right here,” he says.
Jovani has been round since 1980, and sells promenade attire, cocktail frocks, red-carpet robes and wedding ceremony attire. Their glitzy creations vary from $399 to upwards of $15,000 — although at present, followers can win a chunk at no cost by posting their very own “It’s Jovani” video.
Maslavi and his workers have been watching this season intently. Jovani senior gross sales govt Teara de Barros, 36, tells The Submit the battle about their retailer is “loopy, what it’s was.”
The group even went to see De Lesseps’ cabaret. “She wore about 5 completely different outfits,” says Maslavi.
After neglecting to provide Jovani (and Medley) due credit score on Bravo, De Lesseps has been tagging the eveningwear retailer in nearly each Instagram picture she’s posted of her cabaret. Medley does the identical; she not too long ago donned a Jovani quantity to the Season 10 reunion.
De Lesseps, who was in rehab for alcoholism throughout the reunion, mentioned on “Watch What Occurs Stay” on Sept. 5 that she would have worn a Jovani to the reunion.
“It’s simply humorous. I really feel like the entire season was [being] round [us],” says de Barros.