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I have mentioned before the habit of designers copying vintage designs. And I sell vintage to designers all the time. If I ever started my own line it would be the first place I would look for inspiration let me tell you. Why fix something that ain't broken as my Grandma use to say.

So I do not have a HUGE problem with it. It is hard after all to not be inspired by some of the great dresses and gowns that the masters have done in the past and add your own twist to it.

I do get slightly annoyed when a designer copies a major piece.
And thinks we won't notice.

Tell me if you can't see the similarities in these two dresses

Milly Cirus in Zuhair Murad

"Junon" dress, fall/winter 1949–50
Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French, founded 1947)
Pale-blue silk net embroidered with iridescent blue, green, and rust sequins



WendyB said...

Good catch!

Market Publique said...

So busted. The Dior is way better, and Miley's belt ruined the dress. Plus, in my not-so-humble opinion she's too young for the dress and kind of looks like a piƱata. An older person could have carried it with more grace.

JuliaMazal said...

Wow - super busted. I liked Miley's and thought it looked like a swarovski artichoke, but the original's classier and more floral. I do believe that artists can borrow subconsciously, but I don't think that was the case here!

Shrimpton Couture said...

Me either JM and I too hated the belt MP

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