We hope Steve Madden is sending Miuccia Prada a major Christmas gift, because nearly all his big shoes this season are directly stolen from her Miu Miu line, Last week, we saw the dip-dyed Mary Jane knocked off, and now? Reader Kate K. sends word that Miu Miu's Vernice Pop Pump, $525, has been translated - badly - into a Steve Madden creation. He's kept the exact shape and pattern of the heel, but heightened the contrast of the colors, turning the quirky dye job into something closer to a clown shoe. It's $129, which is really expensive for a shoe that we can't quite figure out how to wear - black tights and a sheath dress seems like the only option, or maybe wide leg jeans.
Adventures in Copyright: Miu Miu vs. Steve Madden
Today in AIC, we have usual suspects Miu Miu and Steve Madden. Lately everyone's been stealing ideas from Ms. Prada, so we're not surprised that the King of Creative Theft, Steve Madden, jumped on the bandwagon as well. The items in question are Miu Miu's wooden platform slingback sandals and Steve Madden's Melrow platform.