Diane Von Furstenberg compensates designers for copycat jacket design


Diane Von Furstenberg found herself on the wrong side of the real-life Fashion Police Fraud Squad recently, when one of her staff was accused of copying a floral jacket designed by Canadian label Mercy, whose designers designers Jennifer Halchuk and Richard Lyle are pictured above.

Von Furstenberg has now apparently agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to the designers by way of compensation – and the member of staff responsible for the copycat crime has been fired.

"I am devastated," von Furstenberg told Counterfeit Chic, "but this can be a lesson for everyone. I will do what is necessary to do, and if indeed there was an infringement, I will compensate and will use this example to make sure this doesn't happen again – not just for me, but for everybody,"


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