“So, what are we to make of this?” legal commentator The Fashion Lawasked today. “We can certainly conclude one of two things. Either Nasty Gal is so good at copying other brands’ garments stitch-for-stitch that even its employees cannot tell the difference between the real thing and the copy, or Nasty Gal knew that Swift was wearing Balmain and was using this opportunity to sell one of its near exact copies.”
Explanations aside, the post was deleted by the LA-based company shortly after, but not until the white jumpsuit had sold out. It’s unlikely that Rousteing will be too distressed, however, since he’s made it clear that he considers such imitation the sincerest form of flattery – and since it may just inspire him to include the said jumpsuit in his new H&M range, giving Balmain fans access to something that actually does bear the Balmain label when the range launches in November.