Art & Design

Definitely Don’t Wear Your Fake Balenciaga to Dinner with @diet_prada

Art & Design

Definitely Don’t Wear Your Fake Balenciaga to Dinner with @diet_prada

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Every Friday, BULLETT’s introducing our favorite Instagram profiles and getting to know the people behind the posts.

The authorities of Instagram may be more concerned with censoring women’s nipples than removing content that’s actually harmful, but that’s okay––because everyone knows the app’s real authorities are users themselves. Take @diet_prada, the fashion account that’s policing the hell out of shops hawking knock-offs, contemporary style “inspiration,” and brands that just can’t seem to stay out of the vintage fashion archives. They’re serving the very necessary function of publicly shading fashion’s copycats, and actually effecting change around widely known issues within the industry––i.e. Terry Richardson.

While copying in fashion design is pretty much accepted as a thing that just happens, there’s a right way to do it––which is obviously by crediting the original influence. But we’re overrun with brands, big and small, who don’t do that, even a little bit. Gucci does it practically every season––never forget their “guccified” Dapper Dan rip-off or that time they “borrowed” from BULLETT favorite, Pier-Louis. And as much as we love Vaquera, they too have sinned–– sorry, sweetie! But just own your plagiarism, err, “recontextualization of iconic styles.” It’s cuter.

The thing that’s so good about @diet_prada’s detective work is that they’re calling designers out with a great sense of humor––scrolling through their posts doesn’t get boring, because their captions are hilariously shady. The “205W39 treatment?” I’m literally dead.

Check out some of our favorite posts, below.



This Jeremy Scott commentary is life. The hashtags are this post’s gold––#diy, #zzz. I honestly like both dresses though, lol.



There are so many copies of luxury styles masquerading as smart commentary on the industry’s ways. You just need to know who’s smart enough to be making smart commentary. *RuPaul sigh*



 

If we can’t trust Rihanna we can’t trust anyone.



Lest we forget Marc Jacobs’ white models with rainbow dreads moment. This was so atrocious in so many ways, but yeah, first and foremost because his moodboard had to have consisted solely of Bratz dolls. Also, remember that apology?



Just a reminder that we are constantly vulnerable to a full-blown Juicy Couture resurgence––be grateful that the brand’s ironic comeback hasn’t been fully embraced. Yet.



The #borrowmybalmaingate scandal is my entire life. These Australian influencers basically tried to rent their atrociously fake Dior out via Instagram for $$$. TG4DP, or else you too might have unwittingly rocked Cynthia’s face posing as a Dior sun.



Those Coach (or is it… Tapestry?) dinosaurs didn’t appear out of nowhere, apparently.



Please stop before I gag on this tea.



Here’s a case of one major brand so obviously copying another that I’m led to believe they intended for the comparison. And I like the panther look better TBH, which isn’t a faux-pas because Gucci copies everyone. The D&G model gives me major Twilight vibes though, which isn’t the look.



Three words for you: American luxury goods. This bag would’ve been the perfect accessory for Marc Jacobs’ Bratz models.

No one is safe as long as @diet_prada is around, and honestly that’s a good thing. Yeah, they’ll read you without a second thought, but they’ll also protect your designs. So just be good or expect to get tagged.