Fendi image via Style.com
Uh-oh: First Tim Gunn says the Kardashian sisters have "an absence of taste," and now the Coco Perez team is saying the girls might have an absence of scruples. A design from Bebe's Kardashian collection, which Kim Kardashian wore to the label's show at New York Fashion Week, looks strikingly similar to a Look 22 from the Fall '09 Fendi collection. Eniko Mihalik originally wore a cream hooded dress topped with a brown leather corset on the runway, while Kardashian wore a grey hooded dress with a black corset last week.
Coco Perez points out that Kim Kardashian previously was accused of stealing the logo of a Houston-based jewellery designer. (She was sent a Korcula necklace in 2008, was photographed wearing it, and then used a similar design for her perfume branding.) To Kardashian's credit, she never claimed to actually design the Bebe collection that's currently in question, and we know there are hazy lines when it comes to fashion copyright laws. That said, we wouldn't want to mess with Fendi - or Karl Lagerfeld.
Do you think the designs are too close for comfort?
UPDATE: Kardashian took to her blog to respond. "What stores like Bebe do is take runway fashion and use it as inspiration to create pieces that are wearable and accessible for everyone," she said. "To say any of our pieces are a knock off is like saying every item in every clothing store in your mall is a knock off."