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Copycats in Milan?

fashion-and-trends Updated: Jan 22, 2009 18:00 IST
Itee Dewan
Itee Dewan
Hindustan Times
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Two of Italy’s top designer labels are engaged in the kind of row that Indian fashion sees quite often.

“Now they copy, later they will learn,” Giorgio Armani said of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana aka D&G, accusing them of stealing the design of his padded trousers.

“Surely we still have much to learn, but definitely not from him,” Dolce and Gabbana said in reply. In ‘trousergate’, D&G this week showed quilted and padded trousers in Milan, very similar to what Armani showed last June.

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1994: Aki Narula, designer for Bunty aur Babli, was accused of copying by Suneet Varma over a poncho worn by Rani.
2005: Ritu Kumar won a case against Kolkata-based retailers and designers copying her creations.
2008: Tarun Tahiliani alleged Renu Tandon had copied him after finding something similar in a Dubai store. —Itee Dewan