That title should have an obligatory “?” behind it, but it is painfully obvious that Jessica Simpson’s ‘Evangel’ pump is the basement baby twin of Christian Louboutin’s ‘Staratata.’
A site called the Cellar Paper put on their monocle to do a little detective work on bootlegged designs. The fashion BILLIONARE (seriously…how does someone outsmarted by a can of tuna become a billionaire?!) is featured in one of Elle magazine’s ads wearing heels that look exactly like the 2010 Louboutin creation. Perhaps Simpson’s shoe might have a lighter blue hue and a more burnt orange detailing (lighting issue?), but it looks like her brand didn’t even try to hide the copycat factor. In fact, the only obvious difference seems to be the price tag. Jess’ version will cost you $98 while Christian’s signature red sole will cost nearly $1,000.
Jessica won’t be the first or last to have designs that look like they are un-apologetically “stolen” from another designer. There is a rather unscrupulous practice called “shop and copy” in the business and this might be a prime example.
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Images Via: Elle, ONTD