Did Nicole Richie copy another designer's dress for her Winter Kate fashion line
13:06 GMT, 10 May 2012
Nicole Richie has been accused of copying another designer's dress for her Winter Kate fashion line.
The Fashion Star judge, 30, featured a white kaftan-style dress in her spring 2012 collection.
But an article on Radar Online suggests that it is near identical to the Barbet dress by the label Odylyne.
Copy Kate A $475 dress from Nicole Richie's Winter Kate collection (left) bears many similarities to a $286 design by label Odylyne (right), from last year
The site says she was seen wearing the $286 Odylyne version last year.
Wearing it well: Ms Richie was seen in her Jazbaa dress last summer – though it could well have been the Odylyne design
Ms Richie wore a white gypsy-inspired,
asymmetrically-hemmed frock with a brown
braided belt, in Los Feliz during the summer.
Of course it may well have been an
early sample of the 'Jazbaa' dress from her own line – indeed the hemline of the Winter Kate dress is slightly longer than the Odylyne one, and the garment worn by the star almost grazes the ground.
On the other hand, Ms Richie is just 5ft 1in tall, so the floor-grazing look may be due to her height, and the dress in question actually is the Odylynedesign.
Regardless, the likeness between the two may simply be a coincidence- though it is fair to point out that there are many likenesses in design.
Those keen to get their hands on the celebrity-designed version of the dress will need deep pockets.
The Winter Kate dress is currently retailing for $475, almost double the cost of the Odylyne one.
Luckily fans of her designs will be thrilled to learn that she is joining Karl
Lagerfeld, Alberta Ferretti and Matthew Williamson as the latest
designer to collaborate with Macy’s on a limited-edition capsule
She will create a 24-30 piece budget collection encapsulating her signature boho look.