Piracy by Prada?!
Miuccia Prada, as one of fashion's most innovative designers, is no stranger to being copied. Recently, however, it seems that she's turned the tables and is doing a bit of copying of her own -- or at least a member of her accessories team is. Check out these shoes from Prada's Miu Miu line:
Not only does the style recall the patent leather, peeptoe pump that the brilliant shoe designer Christian Louboutin elevated to fashion ubiquity over the last few seasons (see both platform and standard versions below), but Miu Miu has imitated the red Louboutin sole as well. While the general style concept is not original to Louboutin, the fashion flock has come to expect a bit more forward thinking from Prada and its progeny. Copying Louboutin's signature red sole, moreover, is asking for trade dress trouble.
In an unusual twist, all three versions are simultaneously available at Bergdorf's.