Thursday, February 21, 2008

Juicy Couture Knocks Off Dior

In the comments to the post on floral shoes & accessories, Glam Queen Wendy Brandes said, "That Juicy ring is a blatant and shameful knockoff of Dior!"  I don't know what rock I was living under back then, but I had not seen the ads for the Dior ring which circulated about a year ago.

Victoire de Castellane's Dioretta collection for Dior:

Juicy's Knock-off:

I'm sick of people stealing each other's ideas! It is so repugnant and ethically wrong. And I don't understand how they get away with it — Dolce and Gabbana is still selling Marimekko knock-offs. Good old "Cease & Desist" orders no longer work?!

We really need the Design Piracy Prohibition Act. What's taking so long!


WendyB said...

I have no problem with people being "inspired" by the past, but "the past" is not "last year." I thought Juicy gave itself airs about doing original work rather than being a knockoff brand. But I seem to remember some bags they did that were startlingly similar to Luella Bartley's? Am I right?

G.G. said...

I've often had the feeling when looking at various Juicy pieces that some of them seem vaguely familiar... this of course is far from vague. I'll have to check on the Luella Bartley connection, but I'm sure where there's smoke... I haven't really paid much attention to Juicy until this past year.

Anonymous said...

it's totally shameful. but i think i'll have to get the juicy ring, i spent too much time last year swooning over the dior original

Becca...x said...

Sorry to be annoying but i like the Juicy version better! pretty :)

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