Fashion Designer Calls Out Pharrell For Stealing Her Concept and Putting It In His Louis Vuitton Line

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Pharell Williams, the new creative director for fashion house Louis Vuitton, has been accused of stealing another designer’s concept. If you’re unaware, this past week, Pharrell Williams showcased his fashion line with Louis Vuitton in Paris, which turned out to be a celebrity-filled event. 

Kellie Ford, the designer who accused the producer of stealing her idea, reflected on her discovery via social media. In 2021, the woman gained viral success after she turned a Louis Vuitton shopping bag into a purse. Ford is now calling out Pharrell for taking the concept and placing it in his fashion line with the fashion house. 

The designer said on TikTok,

“Fast forward to 2023, and under Pharrell’s creative direction for Louis Vuitton, they dropped what looks like is the bag. Yeah, its crazy.”

Ford said in another video,

“It ain’t about suing, it ain’t about infringement.  The thing is they took the concept…The concept is the same. The concept is, the bag being a normal paper bag being worn at leisure. That’s what they did. They took the concept of the bag….It’s the concept, not the actual bag itself. ” 

Many users commented on the video with diverging opinions. One user wrote,

“Ma’am. I remember them bags…very cute. But let’s be serious. That’s their name u were using.” Another person wrote, “I thought of your bags when I saw his. But didn’t Bloomingdales do it first with the little brown bag purses? But what do I know?”

#Clique, what are your thoughts? 

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