After being called out for plagiarism by Diet Prada, Christian Siriano is pulling two gowns from his recent fall 2019 show.
On Monday, the fashion watchdog posted a series of images to its Instagram account showing side-by-side comparisons of gowns from Siriano’s show, which he presented on Saturday, to gowns from Maison Valentino’s spring 2018 couture show.
Siriano was quick to respond to Diet Prada, commenting on the post: “Yea wow last time I have this designer in my studio make a dress. Agree, it’s pulled.”
Christian Siriano’s response to Diet Prada’s accusations.
Diet Prada called out two looks from Siriano’s collection: a billowy blue gown and a short purple dress with ruffle accents. The account compared the blue gown to a pink version from Valentino that had a similar billowy silhouette and compared Siriano’s purple dress to a floor-length version of a similar shade by Valentino.
In a comment issued to WWD, Siriano said: “I don’t look at collections, so I had no idea what they were even referencing, but yes I agree it looks very similar. I wish I could control and make every single dress myself that we put out there, but it’s not physically possible.”
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