“You can hang a sign on a pig and call it a horse, but it’s still a pig.” This quote pretty much captures my take on fakes. In theory I’m completely turned off by the concept but in practice I must admit that I’ve been tempted. In fact, I’ve actually succumbed to temptation a few times before, the product of which you’re seeing in this post – the ‘Chanel’ bag and ‘Christian Louboutin’ shoes are fake. As a law student specializing in Intellectual Property and Fashion Law, I call these two purchases “research.” What my field-work has taught me is that fakes are the biggest waste of money. The quality always fails no matter how good of a fake and wearing them makes you feel like a phony. After this post you will never see these or any other fakes on FT again because I refuse to support a practice that strives on stealing someone else’s creativity. It’s insulting to the wearer and the fashion industry as a whole. This change of heart is not just a matter of principle. I don’t see the point in it anymore because the whole value system in wearing non-authentic pieces is backwards. You get attribution to a designer without being able to really enjoy what they designed; all of the luxury elements have been stripped away to the point where the resulting product has no real value. I’d rather save up and own a horse someday (not to say that pigs don’t have value, I love pigs).
Wearing: Etro silk jacket, Isabel Marant silk dress, Gucci belt, Luc Kieffer ring