Dolce & Gabbana Gets Called Out For Ripping Off Shirt Design
In the most spectacular way ever.
There's nothing quite like a running feud for a bit of light entertainment -- especially when it's between a renowned luxury fashion designer and an outsider who's seemingly going to lose.
But just in case you haven't been following the online fashion fiasco between Dolce & Gabbana (D&G) and Diet Prada -- an Instagram watchdog dedicated to exposing copycats, we'll bring you up to speed.
The drama all began last October when Diet Prada called out the luxe brand for allegedly plagiarising fellow Italian label Gucci by sharing a pic that showed Gucci's latest Ghost collaboration with Trouble Andrew next to a similar store display created by D&G.
"D&G GHOST! @dolcegabbana takes a stab at the high-low aesthetics of @troubleandrew and @gucci 's GUCCI GHOST collab," the caption said.
Apparently taking great offence to the accusations, Stefano Gabbana, who's well known for being vocal and oversharing on social media -- remember those Selena comments! -- hit back at the Insta account, calling them "idiots" and demanded an apology with the hashtag #PleaseSaySorryToMe -- comments that have since been deleted.
"Darling, I make this job from 32 years, we made all this world in the '90," he commented, according to Harper's Bazaar, "So, if you are ignorant is much better for you don't say anything about this image… Gucci copy us in many different way!!! This is one of… please say sorry to me!!"
Diet Prada responded, "@stefanogabbana I think your visual team should say sorry to you!"
Gabbana added, "@diet_prada dear you need to take fashion lesson in some school before to speak ... information is the top in fashion history," to which Diet Prada replied, "@stefanogabbana we have…there wasn't much written about DG, unfortunately."
Not one to back down from fashion heavyweights, Diet Prada went one step further by creating a t-shirt, seemingly mocking the Italian designer, with the slogan #PleaseSaySorryToMe.
It's not the first time they've gone up against the Italian label, however, with them posting similar comparisons in the past. What's more, they've taken on other brands for so-called dodgy antics, including, DSQUARED2, Yeezy, Richard Quinn, Philipp Plein, and Alexander Wang.
Well, as it turns out, the feud is far from being over, with D&G taking the drama to the next level by creating their very own version of the shirt -- and to add insult to injury, they marked up the price by 12 times.
Diet Prada yet again called out the brand for being a copycat by sharing a side by side pic of both t-shirts on Instagram with the caption, "When ur merch gets knocked off by @dolceandgabbana for 12x the price lol. #pleasesaysorrytous."
In the light of recent events, it appears that neither D&G nor Diet Prada are going to back down, with both seemingly profiting from their bitter feud -- perhaps, one more than the other.
It really is the feud that keeps on giving.
Feature image: Instagram/@diet_prada.