Adventures in Copyright: Er, Improvements?

We love Prada. We love black. We love gold. And we love the 70's. Unfortunately, a combination of all of the above doesn't necessarily make for a fa
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We love Prada. We love black. We love gold. And we love the 70's. Unfortunately, a combination of all of the above doesn't necessarily make for a fa
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We love Prada. We love black. We love gold. And we love the 70's. Unfortunately, a combination of all of the above doesn't necessarily make for a fabulous pair of shoes. See Prada's Fall '08 stompers. They had us asking "Why Miuccia, why?" That's when we decided to explore another aspect of 'Adventures in Copyright'. As in, what happens when the fake is actually better than the original? A perfect example of this can be found at Topshop, where you can buy a similar shoe to the one that marched down Prada's spring runway. The directly inspired, less expensive shoe improves upon its more dramatic muse and not just because it's more wearable. We still won't buy it. And we don't think it's ok. But we're man enough to admit, it's just a bit cuter. Let's call it 'Improvements in Copyright'. --AUDREY SMITH