Versace Is Suing This High-Street Label For Copying JLo's Iconic Green Dress

BY Kasia Truscott / Dec 4 2019 / 12:45 PM

The Italian luxury house has also taken legal action against the unauthorised use of two of its other designs

Versace Is Suing This High-Street Label For Copying JLo's Iconic Green Dress
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Versace has announced that it would be suing fast fashion label, Fashion Nova, for copying its iconic Jungle Print dress that Jennifer Lopez infamously wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000.

The luxury house is also suing Fashion Nova over the illegitimate use of its Pop Hearts design, as well as its signature black and gold Barocco print. While all three prints have been formally copyrighted by the house, Fashion Nova has still mass-produced, sold and marketed strikingly similar versions on their own products.

Per the Hollywood ReporterVersace's lawsuit states that: "Fashion Nova’s ability to churn out new clothing so quickly is due in large part to its willingness to copy the copyrighted designs, trademarks and trade dress elements of well-known designers such as Versace, and trade on their creative efforts in order to bolster Fashion Nova’s bottom line."

"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."

"Versace seeks to bring an end to Fashion Nova’s latest brazen attempt at copying the work of yet another famous and world-renowned designer."

This is not the first time that Fashion Nova has been criticised for copying other designers. In February earlier this year, Kim Kardashian publically called out the brand on Twitter after they replicated her vintage Thierry Mugler gown.

"It’s devastating to see these fashion companies rip off designs that have taken the blood, sweat and tears of true designers who have put their all into their own original ideas," she wrote.

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