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August 12, 2011

Dior Stepping on Chanel’s Toes?

Dior Copying Chanel by aleXsandro Palombo
I recently came across this cartoon on Humor Chic by aleXsandro Palombo and he was able to capture in one image some of the sentiments I’ve been feeling for a while. When I saw the quilting of the Dior lady bags I always thought that it was an odd choice of fabrication. Sure, the shape is different but as far as I knew, quilting is not part of Dior’s lexicon – not the way the Chanel quilting is. But, now with this new style of bag they’ve also added a chain strap. Lots of companies are making quilted bags with chain straps these days, but when you look at the ad pictured above (and below) it starts getting a little uncomfortable. It seems like there is too much borrowed from Chanel iconography – the tweed jacket paired with the quilted bag is just too much. If this were a mass market brand it wouldn’t bother me because they’d be offering a look at a lower price. But this is DIOR – another storied couture house. I know Dior is having problems but this is just adding to it.

dior copying chanelIt gets worse. I recently saw an ad for the new Dior watch and my jaw dropped. It looks pretty close to a J12 to me. (Ok, the J12 is a bit close to the Rolex Submariner but at least Chanel did something new with it and made it in ceramic).  What do you think?  Am I being too territorial?  Do you think Dior is borrowing a bit too heavily from Chanel?

dior copying chanel

Image Source: Humor Chic by aleXsandro Palombo

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4 Comments »

  1. I just got a magazine today and saw this Dior ad and thought exactly the same thing!

    Comment by Alison — August 12, 2011 @ 11:48 am

  2. It is the same compagny, so….

    Comment by Absolutely Mrs. K (@AbsolutelyMrsK) — February 24, 2012 @ 10:40 am

  3. Hi Absolutely Mrs. K,
    Dior and Chanel are the same company? I’m not sure if I understand your comment correctly but Chanel is privately owned and Dior is owned by LVMH.
    :) Gabriella, La Chanelphile

    Comment by La Chanelphile — February 26, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

  4. [...] styles to maximize production, design houses “get inspired” by each other(I’m taking to you Dior, we notice how you seemed to forget in your advertisements and products that you’re not Chanel). [...]

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