Our friends over at Fashionista spotted an interesting high-fashion similarity today. The designs at issue: a dress from NYC-based Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2012 collection and one from Beirut, Lebanon/Paris, France-based designer Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2013 collection. Selena Gomez wore the latter to Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, sparking a debate about the similarity of the two designs.
While Gurung may be swiftly becoming a household name (thanks to a successful collection for Target and fans like Michelle Obama and just about every big Hollywood starlet), his brand is newer than you would expect. He launched his collection in 2009, which is quite young in the fashion industry, especially in comparison to Murad, who launched in 1995. So, is Murad’s subsequent design a coincidence or a copy? We’re not exactly sure. Gurung’s design has certainly been in the spotlight, as actress Zoe Saldana wore it to the CFDA Awards last year. Tell us what YOU think!