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Double Take! Vanitas vs. Karen Zambos

Vanitas is all over the place these days. That's why I did a double take when I saw this Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Sleeveless Phoebe Dress ($215, originally $429) in the same exact fabric. Wait a minute . . . isn't that the print of Vanitas' Kimono Red Silk Dress ($284)? Yes it is!

It's a very small fabric world out there. Chances are both brands visited Premiere Vision, a fabric trade show, and liked the same print. Can you blame them though? It's a beautiful retro-inspired pattern. This happens from time to time, but the reason we don't see it more often is because many brands design their own fabric. That's probably a wise decision considering you don't want clones of your clothing walking around. Just some fashion for thought.

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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I wouldn't wear either.
chellybean chellybean 9 years
Ugly, who cares? :] xoxo
lecolt45 lecolt45 9 years
Just kidding, the blouse was Rachel Mara. There's a picture on my blog on my page.
lecolt45 lecolt45 9 years
My mom has a blouse in that exact fabric, and I think it is Diane von Fustenburg!
emalove emalove 9 years
I've seen that second dress on shopbop.com...I'm not a huge fan of the print. I like the colors though.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Wow great find Fab! You're terrfic!
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