Christian Siriano Threw Excellent Shade at Lena Dunham's Emmys Dress

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Can't we all just leave Lena Dunham aloooooooooooone?! A: No. Especially not if you're Christian Siriano, and especially not if you feel like the designer of Dunham's Emmys cake/dress, Giambattista Valli, has ripped you off.

Indeed, Siriano took to Instagram Tuesday morning to post this throwback photo with the caption: "Remembering this ombré tulle gown from our Spring 2010 collection this morning. One of my favorites from the archives!" This is truly next-level passive aggression, so take notes. (H/t Elizabeth Holmes at WSJ for spotting and calling Siriano on it.)

Here's the Valli dress for comparison. 

Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Photo: Imaxtree

Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Photo: Imaxtree

Of course, Siriano didn't exactly invent ombre tulle, nor was he the only one calling Valli on copycat designing. As an Alexander McQueen fan pointed out, McQueen's SS 2003 organza "Oyster Dress" was the greatest pastry-like gown OF ALL TIME. 

And, as Refinery29 pointed out, the dress is reminiscent of one that appeared in an episode of Joss Whedon's "Firefly" back in 2002. 

So we're going to play judge and jury here and say that Valli probably wasn't ripping off Siriano, although we'll likely never have a sure answer to that one. The universe remains mysterious. At the end of the day, Lena Dunham clearly had a kickass time in her dress and that's all that matters, RIGHT? Right.

Photo: Giphy

Photo: Giphy