Adventures in Copyright: Lost Art Ripped by Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli may be known for making women look like sex kittens, but how about being a copy cat? Lost Art, the leather clothing and accessories brand, seems to have heavily "influenced" the Italian house's last few collections. Perhaps it could have been labeled a coincidence if it was one accidental necklace or placement of fringe, but this array of items includes pants, tops, and bags. Seems a little fishy.

Perhaps the biggest question is, why would Cavalli, a lauded, powerful designer with a signature aesthetic, feel the need to rip off a much smaller brand?

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