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Knockoff News 51

A weekly (or thereabouts) collection of news about counterfeits, fakes, knockoffs, replicas, imitations, and the culture of copying in general around the globe:

And for tomorrow night's Academy Awards, when some will be looking at the dresses, others will be looking to knock off the dresses, and few (if any) will be listening to the speeches:

And during the commercials, check out Bronwyn Cosgrave's history of Oscar's fashion winners and losers.

Bronwyn Cosgrave Made for Each Other

As the Globe and Mail notes in its review:

Some gowns have caused a knockoff furor. The dress Halle Berry by Lebanese designer Elie Saab screamed in when she won for Monster's Ball launched his career and resulted in thousands of high schoolers strapping on voluminous burgundy skirts with embroidered tops.

Worst was the 1999 Gwyneth Paltrow prissiness by Ralph Lauren. The pink sweetheart gown she sobbed into was a huge hit in Wal-Marts everywhere for grad season.

Wonder what the odds are in Vegas for the celebrity gown most likely to be knocked off this year?