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Madonna accused of copying tour merchandise designs


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?"

Dec 31, 2012 10:34AM

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...

Dec 28, 2012 2:14PM
To the Haters:
If she was in your bedroom naked you would be all over it! Not only because you would want to, but just to say you did so! Quit lying to yourselves.
That, or your so ugly and disgusting yourself that you're jealous she wouldn't give you the time of day.

Dec 28, 2012 2:01PM
LOL...didn't Madonna come out with a song called Vogue back in the 80's or 90's? She has every right to sell hats that say it. I think the Sex and the City chick got the hat idea from....wait for it...wait for it....Madonna's song.
Dec 28, 2012 1:57PM
God that Picture; What a SCARY  Red Lipstick Nightmare Face She Has.   One thing is for SURE.  SHE DID NOT STEAL THAT. !!!     No Wait.  Honey Boo Boo's Mom is Suing Her for Stealing Her Looks!!
Dec 28, 2012 1:46PM
Ya the Super bowl  What a Joke!!  Stumbling on the stage like Bristol Palin Dancing as No Star.   and the Like A Prayer song.   Lets See There were about 30 backup singers PLUS; CEE LO.  I could Have done that song Just as Good with 30 Backup singers.  Ya  It's The Thing Called LIP SYNC.  That's what Madonna  did then and probably still does.   No Talent Just A bunch of  Fairgrounds Strippers in her show.   What an OLD HAG!.  PLEASE JUST GO AWAY MADONNA YOU SUCK< LITERALLY.
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