Did Kim Kardashian Copy Alexis Bittar’s Jewelry?
Is Kim Kardashian a designer or an alleged copycat?
Could be that Kim Kardashian’s new piece for her Belle Noel jewelry line might have been a bit too inspired by famed jewelry designer Alexis Bittar’s previous pieces. And it seems that Bittar isn’t all too happy about her new kollection. He told the NY Post, “In the reality TV world, there are so many people coming out with lines to capitalize on their TV shows. They are not designers and they are just stealing. I passed the Dash pop-up store on Broadway, and I saw that Kim’s pieces were very similar to mine, and she definitely has been taking note. The tricky thing is that we have sent pieces to Kim in the past to wear, so now I have told my staff we cannot send anything to her. She was definitely influenced by my designs without a doubt.”
Kim’s rep said the whole deal was just coincidental Could Kim have been unconsciously creating an hommage to the chic designer or did she flat-out copy his stuff? Check out the photo below and tell us what you think. The necklace on the left is Alexis Bittar, the right is from Kim Kardashian’s Bell Noel line.
BTW- this isn’t the first time the copy bug has hit the Kardashian’s. Seems they allegedly replicated a pricey solid color Botkier bag ($595, jildor.com) and gave it the Kardashian stamp by making their bag half animal print, half solid color for their Sears line of clothing and accessories.
Their bag is now off the Sears site.
Guess you’ve an alternative to Forever 21 now. Instead of shopping them for inexpensive trendy pieces, you can now shop Kardashian!
Tell us: Do you think the Kardashian sisters are designers in their own right, or are they just good at “borrowing” other people’s ideas?
Diana Denza is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.