Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but the girl shows up for work. She touched down in Sydney yesterday with sis Khloe to promote the launch of a line of Kardashian Kollection bags exclusive to Australia (the designer/entrepreneur the sisters worked with on their Sears kollection, Bruno Schiavi, is a Sydney native). Only, maybe her head’s not all right following her filing for divorce and the entire world calling her marriage a sham, because instead of karrying Kardashian Kollection to promote her line, she was snapped carrying Balenciaga.
Funny choice of designer, actually. One of our favorite Aussie fashion writers, Frockwriter, points out that one of the bags in the Kardashian Kollection handbag range is an obvious Balenciaga knock off. Of course, it’s not the first time the Kardashians have been accused of knocking of a handbag. Monica Botkier sent a cease and desist letter to Sears after the Kardashian Kollection knocked off her 2009 ‘Trigger Clyde’ bag.
As we took a look through the Kardashian Kollection’s Australian handbag line we noticed a lot of other heavy “inspiration.” It’s like a greatest hits collection with not so subtle nods to everyone from Celine to Chloe to Foley + Corinna. And lest you think the Kardashian sisters had nothing to do with the fact that the designer bags they own look a lot like the bags in their collection, think again. “It’s our collection. Me, Kourtney and Kim design the entire thing ourselves.” Khloe told PopSugar Australia. “We’re really heavily involved in the design process from start to finish,” Kim said. “And that’s why we partnered up with Bruno. We’ve had the opportunity to partner up with people before; we wanted the creative control, and he [Bruno] really gave it to us.”
It sort of became a fun game to look through the Kardashian Kollection (today’s #fashionicecream!) and see who they were ripping off. Take a look. See any other lookalikes we left out? Tell us in the comments.