Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dior Resort 2013 Inspired by Prada Spring 2001? (update)

*just received an Anonymous comment below that the Dior print is from Dior 50's Couture dress (I wish I could find a picture for confirmation). So maybe Prada was influenced by Dior or maybe it was just a coincidence?  The saga continues...

Just a follow up to my picks from Christian Dior's Resort 2013 collection from earlier today, I noticed that the one print in the collection reminded me A LOT of the print from Prada's Spring 2001 collection.  And while yes, I do have an almost encyclopedic knowledge of Prada collections (and SpongeBob cartoons) this print was pretty much in every ad for the brand and editorial - so it's not obscure.  Dior's isn't an exact copy by any means (there's more white space) but jeez it's awfully close.  This isn't lawsuit material or anything and Lord knows as a fabric designer I see designs that are "cousins of" like this constantly, designs that have different artwork, yet give off the same feel/effect.  What do you think?  Is it too close?  Does it even matter since it's been over a decade since Prada's print debuted?
 

Christian Dior Resort 2013

Prada Spring 2001

Images via Style.com

4 comments:

  1. Very interesting. They most likely buy from the same mills but it is strange no one caught it!

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  2. oh how interesting! could be!

    xoxo Hitomineko xoxo
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  3. actually the print is from a vintage Dior haute couture dress from the 1950s

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    1. Ahh good to know! The tables are now turned ;o) Would love to see a picture of the dress. Nothing better than vintage Dior couture!

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