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Feb
2019

Kim Kardashian Lashes Out At Fashion Companies Ripping Off Designers, Fashion Nova Responds

Written by Andre Palmer in Blog

Kim Kardashian Lashes Out At Fashion Companies Ripping Off Designers, Fashion Nova Responds

Kim Kardashian West has indirectly signaled out Fashion Nova for pinching a designer’s idea after she wore it less than two days ago. On Sunday, Kardashian West shared on her Instagram Story how she was honored to wear designer Manfred Thierry Mugler 1998 archive dress to the Hollywood Beauty Awards.

Before Kardashian West could take the dress off, Fashion Nova had promoted they had a similar dress with the same style available for purchase on their website.

The beauty entrepreneur made it clear she was dissatisfied via her social media platforms. She took to Instagram and Twitter to share:

It’s devastating to see these fashion companies rip off designs that have taken the blood, sweat and tears of true designers who have put their all into their own original ideas.

I’ve watched these companies profit off my husband’s work for years and now that it’s also affecting designers who have been so generous to give me access to their beautiful works, I can no longer sit silent.

She added about why she has decided to break her silence:
My relationships with designers are very important to me. It’s taken me over a decade to build them and I have a huge amount of respect for the amount of work that they put into bringing their ideas to life.
She also denied having a relationship with the brand:
This is a way to get people to sign up for their mailing list and make people believe there is some kind of relationship between me and this fashion site. There is not.
I often plan for weeks, sometimes months, and even a year in advance, and I’m grateful for every fashion moment those designers and their dresses have helped me create.
So, as always, don’t believe everything you read and see online. I don’t have any relationships with these sites. I’m not leaking my looks to anyone, and I don’t support what these companies are doing.
Fashion Nova has responded to the beauty mogul’s social media rant. The brand stated:
Fashion Nova is an ultra-fast fashion brand that is capable of executing design within hours and believes in fairness in pricing. We strive to offer our customers affordable leading trends. We respect the fashion community, and work with a variety of vendors, desingers, influencers, and celebrities to keep our style offering fresh and relevant. Kim Kardashian-West is one of the top fashion icons in the world that our customers draw inspiration from. However, we have not worked with Kim Kardashian-West directly on any of her projects but have been driven by her influential style.
While Kim feels entitled to protecting the properties owned by her beloved designers, other evidence suggests Fashion Nova could have been ahead of the curve. theJasmineBRAND obtained footage from an Instagram Story which identifies the model in the Mugler inspired dress was shot four days (Feb. 14) before Kim showed it off on her Instagram (Feb. 18).

According to Fashion Nova’s Instagram, the style of the dress is called “Winning Beauty Cut Out Gown.” When searched on their website, the dress did not appear to be readily available. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments.