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I see he's still ripping off Tisci. It couldn't be more blatant in the finale gown.

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I really liked this collection, but the transparent gowns really had me shaking my head in embarrassment for him. Can Prabal Gurung & Julien Macdonald please STOP doing this!?!? It is clearly Riccardo's territory, and anyone who attempts this really needs to get their head out of their a$$, because you will never be as good as the original.
While I can see the comparison between the sheer gowns at the end and some of what Tisci's been doing for couture lately, to say that it's Riccardo's territory is so beyond insulting and wrong that I can't even wrap my head around it.

You can't honestly think that because two years ago Riccardo Tisci decided that a transparent tulle gown that covers part of the body with glitzy embroidery or ends in a hem covered in ostrich feathers was a novel idea that he somehow invented them, can you? Not when those Givenchy gowns, gorgeous as they were, owe a huge debt to the likes of Bob Mackie, Roberto Cavalli, Donatella Versace, and even Julian Macdonald (who was doing the whole sparkly, mostly naked, drag queen in a Vegas revue thing before Riccardo Tisci was a name anyone knew), just to name a few, and especially not when the only reason those designers stopped doing dresses like that was because they fell out of favor. Now Tisci brought them back and he's some kind of innovator because of that?

Some perspective, please, when asserting that one designer "owns" some kind of territory that was long ago discovered.

As for the collection, I don't like it on first impression. It's very heavy and somewhat clumsy looking. Last fall was incredible and spring ended up being one of the few collections that I remembered months down the line, but I just don't like this. I think it's that a lot of this is so far removed from what he does well.

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^According to TFS any time someone does a 40s style dress they are ripping off Prada

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I would like to see what his inspiration board looks like. It's probably filled with Riccardo Tisci's past collections for Givenchy. This Prabal Gurung guy is so blatant in his plagiarism. I think the first season you steal someone else's ideas you can pass it off as mere inspiration, but after two seasons in a row it's just pathetic.

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^ I think "blatant plagiarism" is a bit of an overstatement considering that none of this, save maybe for the last gown, looks exactly (or even mostly) like something Tisci has done or would do for Givenchy, and without that, it can't really be considered plagiarism, can it?

Are there echoes of Tisci's aesthetic? Yes, but then again their are echoes of what Tisci's been doing in a lot of collections these days, that doesn't mean each and every one of those designers plagiarized Riccardo Tisci.

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I think this is a sensational collection, even if parts of it may be a 'rip-off' because at the very least the execution was great.

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I like it..don't love it but it's got something good.
The Rip-Off talk is silly..fashion is about inspiration and inspiration comes from
above.....everyone Rips-Off something or someone without realizing it.

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This guy just gets better and better in my opinion. I am in love with this collection.

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^ I think the same thing.

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Is this a tibute collection to Givenchy/Tisci cause that's all I see it's not great but it's not awful collection just lukewarm imho

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He obviously loves Tisci, but boy are some of those coats beautiful, i also like some of the sweater.

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