'Michael Kors copies everything!' Roberto Cavalli slams fashion industry for failing to call out fellow designer on 'plagiarized' designs
The Italian designer, 73, has relaunched his attack on the American designer in Miami's Haute Living magazine after calling him out on plagiarism last year.
He says he is infuriated that the fashion industry has not held him accountable for what he thinks is a 'scandal.'
Mr. Cavalli said: 'Now you have designers and you have Zara, which is meant to be fast and sold at a very cheap price, so you expect [copying]. But Mr. Michael Kors, he copies everything!
'It's really a scandal and nobody has the courage to say anything. It's really not fair.'
He added that he even writes 'comments on [Mr. Kors’s] Instagram' that accuse the designer of copying Cavalli designs.
'He’s not American fashion. He is international fashion made in America,’ the designer continued.
He said that he feels New York City women need to start wearing less black – a color choice he thinks they favor only for its slimming effects.
‘[It’s] like that because everyone wants to look skinnier,’ Mr. Cavalli said. 'Black is the color people wear when they’re gym fanatics. And it’s true, if you wear black, you look at least five kilos less than what you are.’
He said: 'Fashion is just about money now. There's no evolution. In the 18th and 19th centuries, fashion used to completely change every 20 years. Totally new silhouettes, etc. Now, there is less creativity. There's been nothing truly new since the 1950s, except many sneakers.'