Armani accuses D&G of plagiarism

January 21st, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Jennifer LopezLondon, Jan 21 (IANS) Fashion icon Giorgio Armani has accused Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (D&G) for copying the design of his quilted trouser for their autumn/winter collection.”Today they are copying me so when will they learn. I would have understood if they were nobodies but they are an established brand. I am honestly disappointed with this act,” quoted Armani as saying.

Armani wore the quilted trouser during a catwalk in June. The trouser is now being offered by D&G for the next season.

D&G are unimpressed with the accusation and have been quick to insist that they are no plagiarists.

“We surely have plenty to learn, but certainly not from him. The Armani style was never a source of inspiration for us and it is years since we have bothered to watch his collections,” said the designer duo.

D&G designs are worn by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams, Madonna, Monica Bellucci, Ashanti, Christina Aguilera, Isabella Rossellini, and Kylie Minogue and many more.

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