Remember when that stupid bitch from middle school was copying your style and you would complain to your mom, she’d respond with some clichéd line like, “imitation is the highest form of flattery”? Well, Vogue and Kendall Jenner should be feeling pretty fucking flattered right about now.
Emily Ratajakowski posted her cover for Glamour’s October issue to Instagram yesterday.
Cute outfit, right?
But also vaguely familiar. Where have I seen that outfit before? Oh wait, that’s right, I saw Kendall Jenner wearing the exact same thing a month ago in Vogue’s September issue.
A photo posted by Kendall Jenner (@kendalljenner) on
No, you’re not confused. Emily Ratajakowski is wearing the exact same Proenza Schouler knit dress on her October cover a month after it appeared on Kendall Jenner in Vogue.
I’m sorry, but what the fuck? Fashion is all about art and innovation and experimentation, not blatantly ripping off a bangin’ look from another publication. I get it, the dress is gorgeous and looks oh so cuddly and comfy (and for the low, low price of $2,550, it could be yours). And sure, maybe it’s possible that Glamour had shot and styled that look before Kendall’s issue even came out. That could have happened. But shouldn’t someone, literally anyone from Vogue have recognized once the September issue came out that Glamour‘s cover model was wearing the exact same fucking thing a month later?
Not to be a fashion snob or anything, but the September Vogue issue is a really big fucking deal. Like, so big that there is entire documentary that is based upon the making of the 2007 September issue aptly titled The September Issue. So to say that the people working at a competitor of Vogue should’ve been aware of the fact that they would be featuring a copied outfit in their September issue is pretty big understatement.
At best, Glamour looks like a complete idiot for accidentally (on purpose) using a recycled outfit as their cover. At worst, they look talentless and idealess losers forced to rip-off the pinnacle of all fashion magazines because no one was creative enough or smart enough to come up with something better. Either way, try harder next time, Glamour. No one likes a copycat.
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