Nasty Gal Claimed Taylor Swift Wore Its Balmain Knockoff to the Billboard Music Awards

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One could argue that the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night belonged to Taylor Swift. Not only did she sweep all of the top categories and take home eight awards, but she also premiered her video for "Bad Blood" and finally let the public in on her relationship with hunky electronic music producer Calvin Harris — all while looking gorgeous in a white Balmain jumpsuit. 

Swift was one of many members of Olivier Rousteing's "Balmain Army" that night — Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn, Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge all wore pieces by the French brand, which used the event as a platform to announce its upcoming collaboration with H&M. But one retailer got a little confused when it saw the singer hit the red carpet. Someone at Nasty Gal, which is known for knocking off both established and indie designers, claimed in an Instagram posted Sunday night that Swift was wearing its own "Disco Inferno" jumpsuit. The brand later deleted the post, presumably realizing that Swift was in fact wearing the Balmain original from the spring 2015 collection — not the very closely "inspired" jumpsuit that's for sale on its site for $78. An astute tipster sent us the above screenshot, which includes comments from fans calling the fast fashion label out for its error. A rep for Nasty Gal did not immediately respond to our request for comment.

While this isn't the first time Nasty Gal has stocked a piece that looks shockingly similar to a designer runway look, this gaffe is particularly mortifying, considering how high-profile the event (and the celebrity it called out) was. Take a closer look at both jumpsuits below.

Balmain spring 2015. Photo: Imaxtree

Balmain spring 2015. Photo: Imaxtree

The Nasty Gal jumpsuit in question. Photo: Nasty Gal

The Nasty Gal jumpsuit in question. Photo: Nasty Gal

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