Julie Zerbo at The Fashion Law tipped us off to this little Adventures in Copyright involving–gasp!–Chanel. She points out that the crystal cuffs from Chanel’s crystalline fall 2012 show look a lot like some crystal cuffs that Pamela Love already makes. And she’s right, Chanel’s cuffs look strikingly similar to Love’s.
Love’s crystal cuffs are from her fall 2011 collection and are on sale now on her site for $525. Chanel’s just debuted on the runway last week and will probably cost more.
“When I glanced at a photo of an industry insider wearing Chanel’s crystal bangles, they registered in my mind as Love’s designs,” Zerbo writes. “That’s called consumer confusion, folks! It’s also called stealing.”
We’ve reached out to both Chanel and Pamela Love for comment and will update as soon as we hear from them.