Adventures in Copyrights: Tory Too

Designer Allen Schwartz of A.B.S. was recently asked about his copycat style by The LA Times - if you didn't buy an A.B.S. prom gown, then you may rem
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Designer Allen Schwartz of A.B.S. was recently asked about his copycat style by The LA Times - if you didn't buy an A.B.S. prom gown, then you may rem
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Designer Allen Schwartz of A.B.S. was recently asked about his copycat style by The LA Times - if you didn't buy an A.B.S. prom gown, then you may remember Schwartz as the guy who goes on The Today Show every year to explain how to buy knockoff Oscar gowns. Except Schwartz told writer Emili Vesilind that "Words like 'copying' and 'knockoff' do not exist in my life... When you talk about this, it hits a nerve for me. It's based on such an elitist attitude." Um, okay Allen. But what about this find by reader Cindy, who pulls her own Tory Burch dress from the closet - then sticks it next to a recent A.B.S. offering from Macy's? Tory's print may be a smudge more complicated, but it's the same dress - two seasons late and under $100. On the upside, at least he's not copying those Tory ballet flats, which seem to multiply faster than private school applications on the Upper East Side...