While Jennifer Lopez paid homage to her legendary jungle green Versace dress at Milan Fashion Week this year, nothing holds a candle to the original version she wore at the 2000 Grammy Awards.
Now, Fashion Nova has also tried its hand at making a knock-off iteration of the dress—and Versace is suing, TMZ reports.
Versace has filed a suit with Fashion Nova for ripping off J.Lo’s Grammy gown, as well as a few other designs. The Italian design house labels Fashion Nova as a fast-fashion movement—a.k.a. scammers. In court documents, Versace calls Fashion Nova a “serial infringer specializing in ‘fast-fashion’ knock-offs.” Versace also points to the famous people who have worn their designs, including Princess Diana, Princess Caroline, Elton John, Lady Gaga and Liz Hurley.
The suit also says that Fashion Nova has been sued at least eight times for this type of alleged wrongdoing, including a suit from Adidas.
Versace says it originally warned the fast-fashion company in July 2019, but when nothing happened Versace decided to take the matter to court. The design house is suing Fashion Nova for profits off Versace replicas, and to get an injunction blocking further sales and damages.
Previously, in February 2019, Kim Kardashian called out Fashion Nova for its launch of a pre-sale for a dress she says is a ripoff of the vintage Mugler dress she wore at the Hollywood Beauty Awards.