Saturday, March 23, 2013

Did Phoebe Philo Knock Off Geoffrey Beene?

Designers are always inspired by everything around them. But how far can a designer be "inspired" before it's just plain knocking them off?

The almighty Phoebe Philo sent a grey trapeze coat with knotted sleeves down Céline's Fall 2013 runway. But for some fashion aficionado, the coat looked eerily similar to Geoffrey Beene's design from 2004. When compared side-by-side, they look almost identical.

And what did the Kaiser have to say about all this? "I must say I was a little shocked," Karl Lagerfeld said. Me too Karl, me too.