Victoria Beckham has found herself the offender in a knock-off scandal.
See, Dominique Ansel Bakery, also known as the creators of insanely over-hyped baked good phenomenon, the cronut, took to Twitter to point out that Beckham was incorrect in her belief that she had eaten cronuts for breakfast yesterday morning, the day after her New York Fashion Week runway show.
She Tweeted the above, which certainly look like Cronuts to us, but what do we know? As Racked noticed, Dominique Ansel replied to Beckham, to clarify that what Beckham called Cronuts were in fact "knockoffs." Fauxnuts, if you well. (Props to Eva Chen for coining that one.)
Was that some fashion lingo he threw in there? Turns out Ansel is not only a pastry visionary, but also a comedian.
Not that he isn't serious about the Cronut. The bakery recently trademarked the term "Cronut," and they've been fighting off knock-offs all year. And given the donut-croissant hybrid's air of exclusivity, it makes sense that the fashion industry would find it appealing--they popped up at Opening Ceremony's runway, show, too. But, who knew someone like Beckham would be so desperate to be associated with the baked good that she'd show off a box of fakes? (We kid.)
What's actually most surprising about this is the fact that Beckham shared the photo in the first place. "We don’t want anyone to know I eat," she recently told T Magazine. "Why ruin that?" It's ruined, Victoria. You ruined it.