We were obsessed with January Jones’s black Zac Posen gown from the second she stepped onto the red carpet at last night’s Emmy Awards. The stripey-sheer frock was a total stunner: Avant garde yet Fashion Police-friendly, a mark the real life Skinny Betty hasn’t always made. But for DKNY PR Girl, Jan’s dress stood out for a different reason altogether. She live-tweeted:
Now that she mentions it, the Zac Posen number does look strikingly similar to a whimsical Donna Karan dress Kerry Washington donned at a charity event last year. Carbon copies, the aren’t, but it’s impossible to deny the obvious shared characteristics, down to the neckline, strap width, and transitional directions of the criss-crossing lines. Side-by-side, Washington’s cocktail dress and Jones’s dramatic gown could easily belong to the same collection (or have resulted from a Project Runway group challenge). But the fact is, they don’t: The Donna Karan dress is from her Resort 2012 collection, while Zac Posen’s came one year later.
So is it just a case of great minds thinking alike, or is Zac showing Donna a little too much love?