Adventures in Copyrights: Double the Miu Miu, Double the Fun

In February, 2006, Jessica Stam opened the Miu Miu show in a shapeless yellow silk sack with giant black stars stamped all over it. It was a defini
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In February, 2006, Jessica Stam opened the Miu Miu show in a shapeless yellow silk sack with giant black stars stamped all over it. It was a defini
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In February, 2006, Jessica Stam opened the Miu Miu show in a shapeless yellow silk sack with giant black stars stamped all over it. It was a defining moment for Miu Miu because it was sort of a wakeup call: Whoa, we all said, This is really young, and really hip, and way underrated, isn't it? It was also the season that Miu Miu prices positively skyrocketed, to the point where a M.M. bag cost the same, if not more, than a Prada bag of the same size - and this was shocking, and a bit obnoxious, considering that Miu Miu is supposed to be the secondary line. What if a Marc by Marc bag cost $1000? Anyway, yesterday we were walking down 11th St. in the East Village and we see this dress by Min-K - whom you may remember for making the insane Cameron Diaz "best dressed" frock of last year, as well as a series of Lindsay/ Sienna tops that the two wore as dresses, with tights. This time, Min-K is not offering a starlet cover-up, but instead a knock off of Jessica Stam's Miu Miu dress. It would be darling on its own, but alas. There's always a kind of moral dilemma that happens when you see a knock off of something you can't buy anymore, because you're like, "But it's not on sale now, so why not?" Perhaps we should ask The Ethicist.