Yes, we're talking about the designers' copyright again (see earlier post). I think this can be said to be a clear case of KNOCK-OFF! Not the first time Allen B. Schwarz has been cited for knocking off Oscar dresses. I'm thinking things will change once the Design Piracy Prohibition Act takes effect.
Mr. Schwarz had this to say in March of last year: "That is the most ridiculous thing. There is no such thing as an original design. All these designers are getting their inspiration from things that were done before. To me a spaghetti strap is a spaghetti strap, and a cowl neck is a cowl neck."
I think we could say that this is more than a case of spaghetti-strap envy. What do you think of this?
Quote source: NY Times March 30, 2006.
Photo sources: White Valentino on Cameron Diaz, InStyle; ABS at Nordstrom.
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