Alexis Bittar‘s expertly-crafted jewelry is nothing if not unique. The time and care put into each piece is evident just by looking at them (or reading the paragraph-long descriptions on his website). The same cannot be said of the Kardashians’ design oeuvre.
So we were not exactly shocked this morning when we read that Alexis Bittar is accusing Kim Kardashian, to whom he has loaned out jewelry on multiple occasions, of copying his designs for her Belle Noel jewelry line. (It wouldn’t be the first time.) He tells the Post,
In the reality TV world, there are so many people coming out with lines to capitalize on their TV shows. They are not designers and they are just stealing. I passed the Dash pop up store on Broadway, and I saw that Kim’s pieces were very similar to mine, and she definitely has been taking note (of my designs). The tricky thing is that we have sent pieces to Kim in the past to wear, so now I have told my staff we cannot send anything to her. She was definitely influenced by my designs without a doubt.