On Saturday, fashion blog The Fashion Law reported that the crystal-adorned bangles that hit the Chanel runway during Paris Fashion Week bear a striking resemblance to the crystal block cuffs in Pamela Love’s Fall 2011 collection.
Karl Lagerfeld styled his models with chunky crystal cuffs when they walked down the Paris catwalk for his autumn/winter 2012 presentation earlier this month.
The reception from the fashion pack was enthusiastic, as they applauded the creativity of the show.
However, one eagle-eyed attorney noted the similarity.
‘When I glanced at a photo of an industry insider wearing Chanel’s crystal bangles, they registered in my mind as Love’s designs,’ Julie Zerbo of The Fashion Law told Fashionista.com.
But Chanel has spoken out, ‘It has been brought to our attention that some of the bracelets that appeared in the show may resemble those of another designer,’ a spokesperson told Fashionista. ‘Out of respect for the concerns raised and for the artistic process generally the House has decided not to offer these bracelets for sale as part of the A/W 2012 collection.’