Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Catching Up With The Mail

Hi everyone,

First, thanks to everyone who has sent me this link to the Banana Republic dress that resembles the dress that Zulema and Kara designed. This dress has been speculated about on several message boards, so I wasn't going to mention it, but it keeps coming up so, in the interest of completeness: IMHO this is just a dress made from the same fabric as, but not necessarily a copy of, Zulema and Kara's dress. I could be wrong, but I don't really think "Banana Republic copied the dress." Do you?

I hope you are visiting the links on the right side of the blog. Santino has a great picture of the designers as figures in "The Last Supper." Guess who is Jesus?

Nick is featured in the new TV Guide. Isn't this a great photo of Nick and Danny V?

You've also been asking about Project Outcast. Click on "Concession Stand" for Karen's humble yet amusing exit. I miss her.

Finally here is a link to one more recap. Please scroll down for the baboon photo. It's worth it - I promise. Not too soon after eating though.




Anonymous said...

the banana republic dress is completely different. the fabric is a different design in every way (bodice and skirt) and coloring. if you remember, the fabric zulema and kara used was mostly white with black or navy circling. it may be an alternate coloring of the same fabric, but that is the only similarity.

-laura d.

LauraK said...

I posted photos of the two dresses side by side so that you could compare them. I think it looks like the exact same fabric.

Aaron said...

Dude, Danny V is developing a major resemblance to the mom on Malcolm in the Middle.

Anonymous said...

It's a different dress, same fabric. Zuleema and Kara's was 100% nicer.

Anonymous said...

Of course Santino is the central figure in his Last Supper. Any idea, though, why Andraeiou is Judas?

LauraK said...

Andraeiou?!?! You crack me up, Floret!

woof nanny said...

Full on looks like a copy to me. But what do I know?

Anonymous said...

you're right, it is the same fabric.

fashionasart said...

Definitely not a copy: definitely INFERIOR.
Really kind of clumbsy, awkward design. Shame on you, BR!!!

The only similarity being the fabric. This was taken from a bolt of material that was among those BR was using for their fall/winter collection

ZuKara's design flowed, it was sensuous and sexy, it clung to/caressed the body, it smoldered. It was a definite eyecaycher with amazing pinache.The BR design, by comparision, is completely LAME.


Moi ;) said...

Looks like the same fabric, flowy style....although not the same dress by any means. BR probably figured enough people liked the dress that they were going to make money off it.

And - maybe there is something in the designers' contracts that says their designs become property of PR or something, and that PR can do anything they want with them.....that wouldn't surprise me at all.