Kim Kardashian West Speaks out and Sparks Debate About Fast Fashion

By 2 years ago

When celebrity entrepreneur Kim Kardashian West posted a photo of her wearing a custom gown designed by her husband Kanye West, she jokingly (or not) asked fast fashion brands to wait until she wore it in real life before they produced a cheap knock-off version. Little did she know—a storm was brewing.

KKW took to Twitter today to speak out against fast fashion ripping off designers. She referenced a specific one-of-a-kind Mugler dress she was spotted wearing two days ago, which was then recreated by Fashion Nova less than 24 hours later. The dress wasn’t even listed for sale, yet.

Kim asserted her opinion that knocking off designers’ original ideas was disrespectful and unfair. Some people agreed:

Others, however, clapped back, citing how little the impact of copied designs truly matters to those who are not part of the elite or ultra-wealthy.

Whether you think Kim’s reaction was disproportionate to the issue at hand, or agree with her stance on the matter, you’ll still have to sit on the waitlist for Fashion Nova’s iteration of the famed Mugler dress.

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