Douglas Hannant Accuses Jason Wu Of Stealing Dress Design

Is Jason Wu the latest designer caught up in a copying scandal?

Yes, the New York Post would have us believe. According to the Post, some believe Wu copied a dress from Douglas Hannant:

Sources suggested a slim-fitting Wu pre-fall 2012 dress featuring a red-and-black houndstooth print panel is curiously similar to the one Hannant produced in his fall 2011 collection, with black-and-white panels on a black tweed dress.

Hannant is apparently not so pleased, telling the paper: “If I knew that Jason Wu liked my dress so much, I would have sold it to him.” We took a look at the two dresses (as well as other dresses for Wu pre-fall), and while they are vaguely similar, they are certainly not identical. Furthermore, Hannant’s dress isn’t particularly original, and neither is Wu’s. As such, we’re pretty sure there was no foul play involved. Do you agree?

Take a peek at the pictures below, and tell us what you think:


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