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Versace Sues Fashion Nova For Copying Its Famous Green Jennifer Lopez Outfit

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Versace has decided to go against Fashion Nova by locking horns with them in a lawsuit. The Italian fashion house accuses the fast-fashion brand of copying several of its outfits. One of them includes the iconic green outfit worn by Jennifer Lopez in 2000.

Versace Claims Copyright Infringement

The Italian giant, Versace, filed its copyright infringement suit last Monday. Versace is claiming that Fashion Nova made copies of numerous outfits originally created by them. One of these designs includes a green “jungle print” dress which Jennifer Lopez wore in Grammy Awards 2000. The Versace dress became so famous that people claimed it was the reason Google introduced Image Search.

Due to its success, Jennifer Lopez recently wore that outfit again on Versace’s 20th-anniversary fashion show. Even at age 50, Jay Lo sent the social media in a meltdown as she walked down the ramp.

Business Insider revealed one of the statements written by Versace’s lawyers:

“Fashion Nova’s infringing apparel is plainly a deliberate effort to exploit the popularity and renown of Versace’s signature designs, and to trade on Versace’s valuable goodwill and business reputation in order to drive profits and sales to line Fashion Nova’s pockets.”

One of the court documents included photos of the original dresses alongside the copied ones. Below is the picture of the green outfit which is currently on display:

For comparison, you can also watch Jennifer Lopez wearing the original Versace dress:


More About Fashion Nova

Versace filed their case in California federal court, demanding a trial by jury. Interestingly, Fashion Nova has a history of copying outfits, as we saw in one of the court documents. The fast-fashion store has copied other designers, including global sports brand Adidas.

Furthermore, Kim Kardashian is also among the list. In the Hollywood Beauty Awards, Kim wore a black Mugler dress. Hours after the event, the dress appeared on Fashion Nova’s website, ready for pre-order.

The Kardashian was quick to react over this, calling out the fast-fashion brand for its copy work. During this, she did not specifically name the brand. Here is what she mentioned:

The clothing brand issued their own statement, however, telling the audience that their work was inspired by Kim Kardashian.

Let’s see what happens next with these two fashion brands.

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