Roberto Cavalli Accuses Michael Kors of Ripping Off His Designs: "He Copies Everything!"

The designer claims Kors is a copycat

By Emily Popp Feb 20, 2014 7:39 PMTags
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It's designer versus designer!

Italian designer Roberto Cavalli sounded off on American designer Michael Kors in an interview with Miami's Haute Living magazine, accusing him of blatantly ripping off designs.

"Mr. Michael Kors, he copies everything!" he said. "It's really a scandal and nobody has the courage to say anything. It's really not fair."

Roberto Cavalli first accused Kors of copying back in December in an interview with "I just want to tell him to stop copying me! Stop! All the time I write those comments on Instagram," he said. "He copies everybody."

Cavalli has not offered up any specific examples of what exact designs he claims Kors has copied. Not one typically tied to scandal, Kors has stayed quiet on the issue, not publicly addressing the accusations.

And apparently Cavalli's beef isn't just with Kors—it's with the state of fashion as a whole. He also told Haute Living, "Fashion is just about money now. There's no evolution. In the 18th and 19th centuries, fashion used to completely change every 20 years….Now, there is less creativity. There's been nothing truly new since the 1950s, except many sneakers."