Copying in the fashion industry: "I would understand if they were nobodies"
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Italian designer Giorgio Armani claimed that Stefano Gabbana and his partner, Domenico Dolce, had plagiarised one of his designs for a pair of trousers in 2009. Corriere della Sera newspaper quoted Armani as saying, “They copied some trousers from the last [Armani] collection.” He accused them of using the design under suspicion, 16 times. “I would understand if they were nobodies. But honestly!” he said.