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    Default Marc Jacobs is OK with Knock-Offs

    CocoPerez: Marc Jacobs Is OK With Knock-Offs!
    Marc Jacobs may design for Louis Vuitton, but that doesn't mean he has the same views as the legal department when it comes to knock-offs. In fact it's the complete opposite!
    In an interview with Teen Vogue the designer had this to say about seeing strangers wearing his designs:
    To me, it's the greatest compliment. Even when I see a copy, something that's inspired by something I've done, it's a rewarding feeling. Because that's why I do what I do. It was never my desire to revolutionize fashion, to make clothes that could be in a museum. I want to create clothes that have a certain style, but I want to see them used. I want to see people enjoy the things I've made.
    Maybe the suits do see it as a compliment. A compliment with a nice price tag attached to it!
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    Default Re: Marc Jacobs is OK with Knock-Offs

    Wow! that is a a very interesting stand taken by Marc Jacobs.

    So he considers replicas as flattery, not a stealing of ideas
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    Default Re: Marc Jacobs is OK with Knock-Offs

    I'm not sure, but I think that they have taken his statement out of context, because I doubt that he agrees with replicas with his name on it!

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    Default Re: Marc Jacobs is OK with Knock-Offs

    That's exactly what I was thinking as well. Inspired-by and replicas are completely different...

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    Default Re: Marc Jacobs is OK with Knock-Offs

    I guess it is confusing because he uses the words "copy" and "inspired by" in the same sentence. Copy would mean a replica whereas inspired would be something that has similar styling but is not identical, nor bears his name.

    I don't think he put that much thought into his statement. In hindsight he may wish to rephrase it!!!
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    Default Re: Marc Jacobs is OK with Knock-Offs

    I agree. Putting his name on it would mean "replica".

    (Copying someones style is a form of flattery, in my opinion as well.)

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    I'm not sure, but I think that they have taken his statement out of context, because I doubt that he agrees with replicas with his name on it!
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    Default Re: Marc Jacobs is OK with Knock-Offs

    Hasn't MJ always had this opinion? I think he told Oprah once that being copied by someone is the highest form of flattery. I think the way it is stated here is misleading. I don't believe he is in support of the counterfeit industry.

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    Default Re: Marc Jacobs is OK with Knock-Offs

    ^ I think you nailed it.

    I think he is okay with knock-offs themselves because of what they mean about his designs (inspiring, coveted, etc.) but that doesn't mean he actively supports it or its industry.

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