Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Versace vs. Arden B

My limited knowledge of intellectual property does not stretch much further than knowing Forever 21 is constantly being sued by big designer names such as Louis Vuitton. However, seeing this rip off Arden B has done to the Versace dress in their new ads (running in November issues of InStyle and Lucky so far) is anything but subtle.
I had already questioned the mental state Donatella (yes, we're on a first name basis) was in when embedding mirrors on mini dresses, but switching them for sequins and plastering it on full page ads is a bit much. The dress was already crossing the thin line of unique statement/just plain strange, and I do not think that cheapening the material as well as the total product helps in the effort of its design.

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