Adventures in Copyright: Corset Clone

I'm still obsessed with the Alexander Wang corset dress from his pre-fall collection - the one that's made the rounds from Rihanna to Julia Restoin-Ro
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I'm still obsessed with the Alexander Wang corset dress from his pre-fall collection - the one that's made the rounds from Rihanna to Julia Restoin-Ro

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I'm still obsessed with the Alexander Wang corset dress from his pre-fall collection - the one that's made the rounds from Rihanna to Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, and sold out almost as quickly as the Coco Duffel. So is Bebe. They've created an exact copy of the dress for their upcoming Holiday line. I spotted this impostor as soon as I opened my November issue of Elle. My heart broke a little bit when I saw this ad sprawled across two whole pages. I know I shouldn't be surprised, since Bebe's garnered quite the reputation for their 'designer-inspired' clothing, but there is nothing “inspired” about this.

It's the same peachy shade of pink with the same black tulle swooped across the top of the skirt and ruched on the sides. And the bustier’s black accents are perfectly copied, too. Other than the shiny bodice, the two looks are indistinguishable. I might not have the body (or the bank account) for everything Wang, but I'd rather admire his clothes from afar than support those making money off of his ideas. I still plan on swinging by his seasonal sample sale in a couple of months with the hope of finding my size on a rack. But if you don't live in New York, maybe try this one which has the same vibe, minus the stealing.