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We felt a little confused today when we came across this Cynthia Rowley dress on shopbop.com. With Paris SS10 shows still on our minds, Cynthia's dres
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We felt a little confused today when we came across this Cynthia Rowley dress on shopbop.com. With Paris SS10 shows still on our minds, Cynthia's dres
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We felt a little confused today when we came across this Cynthia Rowley dress on shopbop.com. With Paris SS10 shows still on our minds, Cynthia's dress immediately reminded us of this Karl Lagerfeld look. The halter neck, cut-out shoulders, and wide waist belt are strikingly similar--though the rest of the design is obviously different. (And we're not going to lie and say we don't like one more than the other. We're sure you can guess which one.) But Cynthia's dress is from her FW09 collection, meaning that if anyone was guilty of copying its neckline, it would be Karl. Could be sheer coincidence or not...what do you think? We'd very much like to hear your thoughts on the matter!