China’s Chengdu University of Technology recently staged a theatrical lingerie show where models wore over-the-top undergarment confections and massive wings made out of a variety of unexpected fabrics like peacock feathers and magazine pages. Hm…now where have we seen this before? Oh right, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
The Chengdu students’ designs seem to have been largely, um, inspired by the Vicky Secret Fashion show (arguably the most-watched fashion show around) on everything from the model’s signature wings, right down to their saucy poses, as Kotaku pointed out. And of course, the actual designs.
Apparently this sparked some scathing criticism on news site Chinasmack’s online community, accusing the students of plagiarizing the lingerie behemouth’s signature show, according to Edvantage. However, one student, Tina Wang, who is quoted in China’s Global Times report on the show, said that she supported the show because it “allows students to express their creativity.” Sigh, if only creativity were involved…
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Photos: Oh No They Didn’t, Kotaku