Kim Kardashian West is going after fashion companies like Fashion Nova for jacking original designs and promoting them as their own, or even worse — making it seem like she’s in cahoots.
KKW says it’s “devastating” to see brands “rip off designs that have taken the blood, sweat and tears of true designers who have put their all into their own original ideas.” Kim doesn’t name Fashion Nova … but it’s pretty obvious they’re the target.
She’s specifically referencing the black, one-of-a-kind vintage Mugler dress she wore at the Hollywood Beauty Awards Sunday night — which instantly went viral.
The next day, a knock-off version of that dress popped up on FN’s website, but only for waitlist. Kim claims this is because the dress obviously hasn’t been made to sell yet, and it’s simply a ploy to attract customers by tricking them into thinking Kim has a relationship with the company.
Kim adds … “I’ve watched these companies profit off my husband’s work for years and now that it’s also affecting designers who have been so generous to give me access to their beautiful works, I can no longer sit silent.”
She’s also warning folks not to believe what they see online, emphasizing she’s built relationships with amazing designers to pull off her famous looks, but — “I don’t have any relationships with these sites. I’m not leaking my looks to anyone, and I don’t support what these companies are doing.”
As you may know … celebs like Cardi B and Amber Rose have collabs with Fashion Nova. Kim’s making it clear — she doesn’t.
Ariana Grande smiled but had nothing to say about claims she ripped off another artist in the creation of her latest song, “7 Rings.”
We got Ariana Friday night in L.A. leaving Rockwell Table and Stage, and had nothing to say about Princess Nokia‘s claim the lyrics to “7 Rings” are way too similar to her song, “Mine,” from her mixtape “1992.”
Ariana’s lyrics — “My wrists, stop watchin’, my neck is flossin’ / Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin’ / You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it / I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.”
Nokia’s lyrics — “Rock my many styles then go natural for the summer / Hair blowing in the Hummer / Flip the weave, I am stunner / It’s mine, I bought it / It’s mine, I bought it.”
Ariana perks up a little when we congratulate her on Coachella, waiving as she drives away in the night.
Louis C.K. deserves to get trashed for telling jokes about Parkland survivors, which just proves Louis is kind of despicable … so says fellow comedian Ron Funches.
Ron came on “TMZ Live” Wednesday making it clear … he’s not a fan of C.K. or his supporters. Ron essentially says Louis is a bottom feeder.
Ron, whose hour-long stand-up special “Giggle Fit” premieres Jan. 4 on Comedy Central, says he understands comics trying out new material in front of smaller crowds, but he says that’s not an excuse for Louis because the Parkland jokes basically amount to hate speech.
Bottom line for Ron … Louis should be punching up instead of punching down, and he deserves every bit of backlash.