Adventures in Copyright: We Say "Tsk Tsk" to Miu Miu

An astute reader sent us a tip yesterday that really caught our attention. Spring 2010 sparked a bit of Miu Miu mania, so it's not surprising that many people have ripped off Ms. Prada's fanciful collection. However, back in the fall of 2008, Roberto Cavalli used a similar quirky print motif throughout his Just Cavalli show.
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An astute reader sent us a tip yesterday that really caught our attention. Spring 2010 sparked a bit of Miu Miu mania, so it's not surprising that many people have ripped off Ms. Prada's fanciful collection. However, back in the fall of 2008, Roberto Cavalli used a similar quirky print motif throughout his Just Cavalli show.
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An astute reader sent us a tip yesterday that really caught our attention.

Spring 2010 sparked a bit of Miu Miu mania, so it's not surprising that many people have ripped off Ms. Prada's fanciful collection.

However, back in the fall of 2008, Roberto Cavalli used a similar quirky print motif throughout his Just Cavalli show.

We know, we know. While Miuccia's prints ran the gamut from cats to dogs to naked people, Roberto stuck to flamingos. Even though that aspect of the design differs, it's evident that the navy and white color scheme and a number of the details are shockingly similar. If you look very closely, you can even see the flamingo cut-out on the collar of the Cavalli dress.

Could it be that instead of our usual scolding of others for stealing Miuccia's ideas, we should be calling her out?