Adventures in Copyright: YSL Gets Bullied

We thought YSL was getting a break - everyone with access to a shoe-making factory ripped off last year's woven Tribute sandal (which are still everyw
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We thought YSL was getting a break - everyone with access to a shoe-making factory ripped off last year's woven Tribute sandal (which are still everyw
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We thought YSL was getting a break - everyone with access to a shoe-making factory ripped off last year's woven Tribute sandal (which are still everywhere, though now paired with thick Wolford's instead of the summer's Current/Elliots). But we noticed these vaguely familiar sandals in Steve Madden's window yesterday. The too shiny black patent platform stiletto comes with a criss-cross strap that wraps around the ankle and closes with a teeny tiny button. Their main fault, aside from the excessive shine, is the jarring tan color on the inside of the heel. See, the YSL original - also called the Tribute which is kind of confusing since it's a totally different shoe - is still patent, but won't blind you thanks to its subtle texture and not-so-subtle quality. The straps close with a button - that was spot on, Steve - but the inside of the heel stays black, as it should. If only Naomi Campbell knew Steve Madden, we bet she'd teach him a lesson.