Madonna has been accused of copying designs for her tour merchandise from the fashion brand set up by famed "Sex and the City" stylist Patricia Field.
Field, who also worked on the TV series "Ugly Betty" and won an Oscar nomination for the costumes she put together for the hit movie "The Devil Wears Prada," has set up a self-titled clothing and accessories line and owns a boutique store in New York.
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The super-stylist's employees say Madonna copied one of her designs for merchandise sold on her recently completed MDNA" world tour. A post on Field's official Tumblr features a picture of black hats emblazoned with the word "Vogue," which were sold at Madonna's recent Madison Square Garden gigs in New York, alongside a message alleging that the design is similar to one featured in Field's line of hats and T-shirts.
The message, titled Madonna Stole Our Vogue Hats, reads, "During Madonna's performance of her 2012 World Tour to promote her latest CD, MDNA at Madison Square Garden this past year, one of our spies discovered ... this. She is selling exact replicas of our Vogue hat as part of her tour merchandise! Ok, we don't really have spies, you guys. Our own Patricia Field stylist, Hiraku, designed the snap back and we sell it as a t-shirt, headband and a beanie as well. They've been going like hotcakes here at the store and have become a staple of the Patricia Field brand this year. We get requests to send them to clients everywhere worldwide and people ask for them by name when they come into the store. ... Madonna is a thief! Do you really need an extra few thousand dollars? Shame, shame for stealing from those that inspire you! ... Are we right to be offended by this, or should we just forget about it and move on?"
What is that anachronistic saying...
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Except for nowadays, when it comes to making a few more thousands of dollars...which is why I shop second hand and clearance. Who needs a $1K hat, anyway, I don't care who designed it...