If the shoe fits! Aquazzura called out Ivanka Trump for releasing a fringed heel with tasseled laces that looks nearly identical to the Italian brand’s Wild Thing sandals.
To prove their point, Aquazzura — which boasts Kate Middleton, Lily James and Alicia Vikander as fans — took to Instagram to share a side-by-side snap of the two shoes. “One of the most disturbing things in the fashion industry is when someone blatantly steals your copyright designs and doesn’t care,” the shoe brand wrote on March 4. “You should know better. Shame on you @ivankatrump! Imitation is NOT the most sincere form of flattery.”
One of the most disturbing things in the fashion industry is when someone blatantly steals your copyright designs and doesn’t care. You should know better. Shame on you @ivankatrump! Imitation is NOT the most sincere form of flattery. #aquazzura #ivankatrump Proud of mine #madeinitaly #italiansdoitbetter ??????
Aquazzura, whose sandal retails for $785 versus Trump’s $145, also commented on a photo of the shoe on pregnant Trump’s page this past January: “@ivankatrump you should be embraced for copying young designers! Shame on you!!!!”
Of course, while Aquazzura is aiming its anger at Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump‘s daughter, she’s not the only designer with a fringed shoe in its collection. Both Zara and Banana Republic sell fringed-topped sandals with ankle straps for $70 and $148, respectfully.
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