I frankly think Carole is trying to make LuAnn look bad. I'm not sure if it's cattiness or jealousy, but something strikes me as "off". I must agree with an earlier comment, it's as if she's definitely being competitive with you. I also noticed that she did make some jabs behind your back, and I'm not sure why. it makes her seem insecure, and it made me actually think of her as ugly when I actually appreciated the "image" she'd presented on the show up until that point. On the other hand, I wondered why she would care if a dress was loaned to you by her designer-friend. At first I didn't get it, but then I did. She arranged for the introduction, and it's because of this introduction that you visited the her friend's showroom. It's likely she felt that if you did arrange to meet up with her friend it would be for a purchase. In fact, if you had arranged for a purchase, it would've indirectly made Carole look good, because the dresses are highly exclusive and pricey, and she had arranged the introduction. Instead, you had asked for freebies or a loaner, so in effect Carole indirectly was responsible for you getting those freebies, and that somehow has her feeling as if she should've never made the introduction. It also may seem as if you're attempting to encroach on her friendships. Some people share friends, and the more the merrier, while others are disturbed if their new friends or acquaintances get chummy with their established friends. Another note, Carole implies that her friend is a class act. In the case of the loaner dress this trait had been reflected by the fact that a dress(es) weren't refused to you, but Carole wished you had the comparable class to insist on paying for them, or waiting for them to be offered to you, rather than requesting one or more for free. You were a model, and there's nothing wrong with wearing the dresses. I'm sure they look quite fabulous on you. Ranjada (sp?) was even attempting to say that, but carole attempted to drown out her words, because Carole was furious. She felt her toes were stepped on. Her rationale seems to be that to request a loaner or free dress of such an exclusive designer is to imply that you'll be on the red carpet and all the photographers will be all over you, and everyone is watching what you are wearing so it's worth for the designer to provide the loaner, because any cost will be offset by the number of dresses sold as a result of the person who received the loaner dress. Carole brought up Michelle Obama to stress the point of the type of "celebrity" or public figure who would reasonably receive a loaner dress. Now, since Carole never asked her close friend for a loaner dress(es), this likely made your request even more disturbing to her. she wouldn't place her friend in such a predicament, because it's her business, it's what she does for a living, so why should she gt one for free,and if she shouldn't, then why should you?
I personally don't know how I feel about it. I would leave that up to the designer. I'm guessing they thought the dress looked fabulous on you so, why not?