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Jeffrey Campbell Knocked Off Those Dior Sneaker Pumps

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Raf Simons must feel SO flattered right now.
On the left: Dior fall 2014 runway/Imaxtree; On the right: Jeffrey Campbell "power cut leather heel"/Nasty Gal

On the left: Dior fall 2014 runway/Imaxtree; On the right: Jeffrey Campbell "power cut leather heel"/Nasty Gal

We may come across designer copycats a lot in this business, but my most recent discovery -- no, multiple discoveries -- while perusing Nasty Gal earlier (work related research, I swear), really has me disheartened. I mean, at least Zara opted for a different silhouette while ripping off Jeremy Scott for Moschino's Barbie concept.

It seems that, for the current season, Jeffrey Campbell took a look back at Raf Simon's fall 2014 Dior collection and blatantly knocked off those hybrid sneaker-pumps. The first question posed in the office: Who would want to wear those anyway? Well, apparently enough people for the high-street brand to basically carbon copy the sportswear-inspired heel — in not one, but three color-ways. 

The most egregious example is the above heel, which is nearly identical in shape, color-mix and swoopy color-blocking. All that's missing are the Dior logo and athletic sole, though the Campbell version has a "cushioned insole" -- like a sneaker -- according to the description. The product description on Nasty Gal all but pinpoints the "inspiration" for the shoe anyway: "These black leather pumps by Jeffrey Campbell are seriously catwalk-worthy." Like DIOR FALL 2014 catwalk-worthy?

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(Of course, this isn't the label's first trip to the rodeo when it comes "designer influence." Ahem).

See below for exhibits B and C from this installment of Adventures in Copyright.

Left: Dior fall 2014/Imaxtree; right: Jeffrey Campbell/Nasty Gal

Left: Dior fall 2014/Imaxtree; right: Jeffrey Campbell/Nasty Gal

Left: Dior fall 2014/Imaxtree; right: Jeffrey Campbell/Nasty Gal

Left: Dior fall 2014/Imaxtree; right: Jeffrey Campbell/Nasty Gal