Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Jen Kao and The Problem of Lindsay Lohan

There was a time when I was quite a fan of Lindsay Lohan- even when she started falling apart I rooted for her and told others off for not supporting her through a bad period. As time went on it became apparent that this wasn't just some phase and that she is completely unwilling to change things in her life, so for the last two years I've had little time for her antics. The various projects she's taken on, from spray tanners to leggings, haven't endeared her to me any more, and her latest, a full fashion line, looks likely to move her into the category of someone I despise.

Earlier this week she released sketches from her new line, 6126, and one of them is an exact copy of a dress by my friend, Jen Kao. Lindsay was even photographed in this dress, from A/W 2009, last year.

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Here you can see Jen's dress in her lookbook and on Lindsay, with Lindsay's pirated sketch in the middle. Many of the dresses in this collection of Jen's had the same geometric banded details as the dress Lindsay wore, and are unmistakably a signature of her work.

This story has been covered by several other sources as we're trying to get the news out about Lindsay's thieving ways- check out Fashionista, Sugar Rock Catwalk, and The Frisky.


9 comments:

Gnarlitude Jen said...

WTF!!!
That's horrible, I love Jen Kao! I hope this ruins LL for good.

Sara said...

I agree that the sketch seem a copy BUT Lindsay is not the designer of 6126, she has a designer team.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how it works in fashion but wouldn't it be better if the designer gets in contact with 6126 to get this clear?

Annie Spandex said...

WOW, that is inarguably a copy!

alexkeller said...

ick

IdStyle said...

I am glad that at least people are attempting to call her out on it or draw attention to the theft with blog posts.

Modelizer said...

I think what's incredible is she has a CEO [srsly?] who has the balls to claim that the sketch isn't the same because we [the consumer] don't know what kind of fabrics she'll be using and it might look different. Her PR spin is pretty incredible and hopefully will be a class someday because it blows my mind.

chromium dumb belle said...

wow, awful...makes me so sad that people can do this...hopefully all the crapness gets turned into something extra great for Jen...

l'habitué said...

This is unacceptable in the fashion world.
Someone has to do justice to Jen Kao.

http://lhabitue.blogspot.com/

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