Vogue's former assistant, accused of stealing $ 50,000 from Grace Coddington, appeared in Manhattan court on Wednesday after pleading not guilty to a grand theft.
Yvonne Bannigan, 25, appeared for a brief hearing with her lawyer in the Manhattan Criminal Court for the first time since denying the charges earlier this summer.
She will return to court on November 7 when her lawyers will make a motion to dismiss the case against her.
She wore a knee-high cowboy dress and black shoes, she had no emotions as she walked in and out of the courtroom.
Bannigan is accused of spending more than $ 50,000 on the Coddington credit card and earning $ 9,000 in profits by consigning the assets of the designer of the former creative director of Vogue with The Real Real.
Yvonne Bannigan, 25, appeared in court in Manhattan on Wednesday. She is charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing $ 50,000 from her boss, General Editor Vogue Grace Coddington, for a period of two years while working as her assistant.
She says it is a "misunderstanding". Bannigan, who is from Dublin, Ireland, worked for Coddington between 2016 and 2018. Coddington is now the general editor of the magazine.
The dispute arose in April when he allegedly discovered credit card transactions and faced Bannigan.
She insists that she told him they were legitimate and that she would go to the police if she had any questions.
Coddington did the same and reported his accusations to the police. Bannigan was charged in May.
His lawyer, Michael Cornacchia, said Coddington was meticulous in checking his credit cards and would have known if they were stealing it.
On Wednesday, she told DailyMail.com that she was hopeful that she would be vindicated at the trial.
Bannigan is good with his lawyer Michael Cornacchia. She pleaded not guilty to grand theft in July. The case will go back to court in November when your lawyer will file a motion to dismiss the charges
Bannigan's lawyer said the accusations are "misunderstandings" and expected to be explained at trial. Grace Coddington (right) is the editor of Vogue in general
"Today was good from our point of view, since we can finally learn the details of the accusations of Grace Coddington and its bases, the alleged proof that, up to now, it has been in the exclusive possession of the prosecution.
"That being the case, this is the beginning to address those charges and mount Yvonne's defense, which we believe will ultimately lead to her being declared innocent of all the accusations," he said.
Previously, she suggested that Coddington would have noticed if her assistants had been doing anything with the credit cards because she reviewed her statements regularly.
Bannigan worked for the Vogue icon for two years. They are shown together in a Twitter picture of your account
"Never, at any time during these two years, Coddington, who verified their credit cards and registered their belongings, complained to Yvonne or anyone else about Yvonne's conduct or the misuse of credit cards or misappropriation of any of your assets.
"In fact, Yvonne was the one who suggested that Coddington go to the police to report the questioned charges and Coddington went to the police the next day with the encouragement of Yvonne," he told the Irish Independent newspaper earlier this year.
Coddington has not commented on the scandal.