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Double Take: Michael Kors Gets Inspired by Balenciaga

Can you blame Michael Kors for drawing inspiration from Balenciaga's Fall collection for his 2009 Resort line? I can't. Nicolas Ghesquière's collection, especially this particular black cut-out dress on Natasha Poly, was so cutting edge, heck, I would be inspired by it if I were a designer. While many of you may think it's weird for one designer to copy another so blatantly, it's completely acceptable in fashion. I mean, hello, there isn't a soul who hasn't copied Yves Saint Laurent's "Le Smoking" tuxedo suit! Kors made the dress, worn by model Vlada Roslyakova, his own by being more subtle with his cut-out shoulders, and by choosing a blue, abstract floral design. When it comes to fashion-forward designs, I say, the more the merrier.

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Mintie Mintie 8 years
Proves my point that MK is a lesser quality ripoff line.It's all in the fabrics and tailoring, and MK has neither.
Mintie Mintie 8 years
Proves my point that MK is a lesser quality ripoff line. It's all in the fabrics and tailoring, and MK has neither.
uniko509 uniko509 8 years
I fail to see how he's "drawing inspiration" from Balenciaga. Ooooh, the shoulders. Barely. Both dresses evoke a completely different feel and the shoulder-thing is nothing new.
Que_Fashion Que_Fashion 8 years
Mk's is less sexy. Both are great but for different reasons.
dannysf dannysf 8 years
Even the floral print is very Balenciaga. Interesting Fab. And, yes, there are very few innovators.
soulight soulight 8 years
I guess it makes sense that a little copying goes on, I mean how many shapes can be created from fabric anyways?
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
I really like Michael's version better - it is more feminine. And fleurfairy is right, cut-out sholders have been done before.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Well to be fair to Michael, cut-out shoulders is nothing new. Donna Karan has been doing them for years.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
I'm sure Michael's is a more affordable version.
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