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Ivanka Trump accused of copying popular shoe design

Ivanka Trump accused of copying popular shoe design Mashable We're using cookies to improve your experience. Click Here to find out more. Mashable Mashable Mashable Australia Mashable France Mashable India Mashable UK Sign in Like Follow Follow Mashable see more  > Search Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop More Channels Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop Company About Us Licensing & Reprints Archive Mashable Careers Contact Contact Us Submit News Advertise Advertise Legal Privacy Policy Terms of Use Cookie Policy Apps iPhone / iPad Android Resources Subscriptions Sites Mashable Shop Job Board Social Good Summit Lifestyle Like Follow Follow Ivanka Trump accused of copying popular shoe design 490 Shares Share Tweet Share What's This? Ivanka Trump was recently accused by the Italian footwear brand, Aquazzura, of stealing one of its designs.Image: mashable composite, ANTHONY BEHAR/SIPA USA, ivanka trump, instagram By David Yi 2016-03-21 15:28:03 UTC For better or worse, designer and businesswoman Ivanka Trump has many qualities that resemble her father. Now add fashion feuds to the list.  Following in The Donald's footsteps with his fallout with Macy's , the 34-year-old mogul has found herself in a dispute with a fashion brand.  SEE ALSO: How social media shaming controls fashion copycats Italian luxury footwear brand Aquazzura, a favorite of celebrities from Kendall Jenner to Emma Stone, accused Trump of allegedly ripping off one of its designs.  One of the most disturbing things in the fashion industry is when someone blatantly steals your copyright designs and doesn't care. You should know better. Shame on you @ivankatrump! Imitation is NOT the most sincere form of flattery. #aquazzura #ivankatrump Proud of mine #madeinitaly #italiansdoitbetter 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹 A photo posted by Aquazzura By Edgardo Osorio (@aquazzura) on Mar 4, 2016 at 5:30am PST "One of the most disturbing things in the fashion industry is when someone blatantly steals your copyright designs and doesn't care," the brand posted on its Instagram. "You should know better. Shame on you, Ivanka Trump! Imitation is not the most sincere form of flattery." The shoe in question is a lace-up slingback with fringe, a style also adopted by Zara and Banana Republic.  Trump calls her version the "Hettie sandal," and recently praised a fashion blogger for wearing a pair. Bare legs and fringe sandals? Hello, spring! Love how you are rocking the Hettie sandals @Louboutinsandlove. Grab a pair at #Nordstrom. @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/2fhiL #liketkit #WearITtoWork #Style #ShoesdayTuesday A photo posted by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Mar 15, 2016 at 6:46am PDT While Aquazzura's shoes retail for $785, Trump's is a fraction of the cost at $145. The shoe is currently sold at Nordstrom. "We understand the importance of protecting the integrity of original designs, especially as they get interpreted at all price points," said a spokeswoman from Nordstrom. "We try to avoid duplications where we can." Mashable reached out to Trump for comment but received no response.  As we've already read this past week, there are currently  few laws prohibiting fashion copying in the United States, though social media has become a de facto way to police design copycats.  Already, numerous commenters have rallied behind Aquazzura on Trump's Instagram handle. The Italian brand itself even went so far to write on one of the designer's posts in January: "@ivankatrump you should be embarrassed for copying young designers! Shame on you!!!!" Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Topics: aquazurra , copyright , Donald Trump , Fashion , Ivanka Trump , Lifestyle About Us Jobs Advertise Subscribe Privacy Terms Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. ©2005-2016 Mashable, Inc. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. All Rights Reserved. Designed in collaboration with Code & Theory