Adventures in Copyright: Did One Glamour Stylist Rip Off Another?

It's not at all uncommon to see fashion magazines owned by the same publishing company recycle cover photos, especially for their foreign editions. B
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It's not at all uncommon to see fashion magazines owned by the same publishing company recycle cover photos, especially for their foreign editions. B
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It's not at all uncommon to see fashion magazines owned by the same publishing company recycle cover photos, especially for their foreign editions. But sometimes, repeat covers pop up under strange circumstances. For example, Carey Mulligan's October 2010 US Vogue (a Condé Nast title) shot magically showed up on the cover of French ELLE's (owned by Lagardere) December 2010 issue.

But this is different. Brazilian actress Claudia Abreu looks super cute on the cover of June's Glamour Brazil (left)-- but as the folks over at Made in Brazil pointed out, her outfit looks a little familiar. After some digging, they found that Heidi Klum sported a similar look for the cover of Glamour France's November 2011 issue.

And by similar, we mean, almost exactly the same. The wide-brimmed fedora, sparkly jacket, mouse motif tee and hot pink jeans--it's like playing a tricky game of spot the difference.

But perhaps there is a reasonable explanation for this misstep. Maybe both Glamours used the same stylist and he or she forgot they'd created a similar look for Ms. Klum? Maybe the stylists are long-lost identical twins, separated at birth with a similar creative eye? Maybe this cover will bring the two siblings back together in a tearful reunion for all to see on the OWN network? Or, maybe Glamour Brazil just copied the Heidi Klum cover and thought no one would notice. What do you think? Is this a coincidence or not?