Giorgio Armani vs. Dolce & Gabbana
Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana’s inter-designer warfare, which broke out in January of this year, was set off by one of the oldest causes in fashion history: plagiarism. Two days after D&G’s menswear show in Milan this past January, Armani sent a pair of quilted silk pants down the runway that mimicked a design seen on the aforementioned Italian designers’ catwalk. But, according to Armani, it was D&G who stole
his design, not the other way around. Following some pretty severe comments from both camps (Armani
said, “Now they copy, later they will learn,” accusing D&G of copying the trousers from his last collection, to which D&G responded, “we stopped seeing his fashion shows years ago.”), the sartorial storm has since quieted. But, in true fashion form, don’t expect either side to let go of the grudge any time soon.