It’s not the first time Kylie Jenner’s been accused of stealing other peoples ideas. She’s been accused of copying lipstick formulas form other companies. She’s also been accused of stealing a makeup artist’s eyeshadow palette for her “KyShadows”, as well as imagery from LA make-up artist Vlada Haggerty. You might remember Vlada. We featured a post of hers on DIYP a few months ago on giving credit where it is due. How’s that for irony?
Vlada is now accusing Kylie of stealing from her, yet again. This time, it’s the concept from a shoot she did in September. Vlada posted an image to Instagram in September. Kylie posted hers just yesterday. After seeing them side-by-side, you can’t deny there’s a pretty striking similarity between the two. Here’s Vlada’s image, that was posted two months ago.
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See No Evil Beauty series with the amazing team ❤ Photographer and retoucher @juliakuzmenko Model: @brittrafuson of @osbrinkmodels Makeup by me _________________ Skin: a custom shade blend of @anastasiabeverlyhills Stick to Flawless foundations, @patmcgrathreal Skin Fetish balm, @smashboxcosmetics LA Lights blendable lip and Cheeks color in Laurel Canyon Coral, Ben Nye clear setting powder Brows: @urbandecaycosmetics Brow Beater in Dark and Brow Tamer in Dark Lips: custom blend of red and black lipsticks with clear gloss on top Hands: @mehronmakeup Gold powder mixed with their mixing liquid #makeup #beauty #beautyphotography #model #skinglow #skinfetish #patmcgrathlabs #marcjacobs #marcbeauty #cleanbeauty #cleanmakeup #urbandecaycosmetics #smashbox #smashboxcosmetics #anastasiabeverlyhills #osbrink #osbrinkmodels #makeupartist #juliakuzmenko #vladamua
And here’s Kylie’s shot, posted yesterday.
Naturally, Vlada was not best pleased. She posted a side-by-side and called Kylie out on Instagram where both images had been posted. Well, wouldn’t you?
Jenner’s post is now being littered with pictures of snakes and people calling her a thief in the comments.
There’s been no response from Kylie’s camp yet about the image in question, but I guess she’s been too busy launching some new collection or other.
So, is it just another example of somebody not giving a crap and taking what they want? Or a genuine coincidence? Given Jenner’s past, I think it’s highly unlikely she’s not aware of Vlada’s recent work. Tell us what you think in the comments.
Update: Similar such incidents have arisen in the past.
- Temple Island Collections Ltd vs New English Teas Ltd (Ruled in favour of the original creator)
- Rihanna settles copycat lawsuit with David LaChapelle for undisclosed sum (Why settle if she did nothing wrong?)
[via Harper’s Bazaar]