Lindsay Lohan now accused of stealing legging & clothing designs

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Christ, another day, another million Lohan dramas. So, Lindsay is accused of stealing something new. Not a fur coat. Not jewelry. Not a car. Not coke pants. This time, Lindsay is being accused of stealing not only designs for her leggings, but outright copying designs for her yet-to-be-designed clothing line, which she’s doing through the 6126 legging line. First of all – really? You’re going to steal a design for leggings? Are leggings so f-cking difficult to “design” you’re at a loss so you have to steal? Second of all – yeah. Who is really surprised? At all?

There seems to be no end to controversy in the rocky marriage of Lindsay Lohan and fashion.

Only days after WWD published exclusive sketches of Lohan’s expanded 6126 apparel line, fashion blogs were abuzz with accusations of design copying. James Lillis, designer of Black Milk Clothing, honed in on the similarities between Lohan’s “Diamond” leggings — which feature a signature triangle cutout at midthigh — and his own “Sheer Spartans.” Lillis took to his blog (toomanytights.typepad.com) in a huff, posting photos of the two designs side-by-side and writing on his blog, “Caught a sneak peek at the new stuff from Lindsay Lohan’s brand 6126…No way…Sucks to be me!!!”

On Wednesday, style blog fashionista.com alleged another design copy. The look in question is a geometrically patterned “Deserve” dress from the 6126 line, which bears a resemblance to a Jen Kao design from her spring collection. A photo from last year shows Lohan wearing the Kao dress in question. Kao said Wednesday, “While we are all well aware that being ‘mimicked’ or ‘copied’ has always existed in this industry, I think the evolution of it all has grown to an alarming level. It’s a shame to support the concept of taking advantage of designers who are still trying to develop a name and solidify the image of their design aesthetic.”

Kristi Kaylor, president of 6126, disputed any idea the designs were copied, saying, “The alleged ‘copying’ claims made by these companies are false and have absolutely no merit or validity whatsoever. Any alleged similarities are purely coincidental. The 6126 illustrations for the upcoming fall 2010 collections do not even describe the fabric content, fit or actual construction details of the garments. This is merely an accusation based upon a pencil sketch with no concrete viable evidence to back up the allegations.”

[From Women’s Wear Daily]

If you’d like to see the side-by-side comparison of Lindsay’s “original” sketch to a dress she was just wearing, People Magazine has a good one. Personally, after perusing the 6126 site several times, I have to say that if I was another designer, I wouldn’t be making some big deal about Lindsay copying my designs for tights. This stuff is basically high-class hooker wear. As for the upcoming clothing line – well, I’m sure Lindsay is heavily influenced by the all of the designer duds she “gets” for “free.” But you know what? Victoria Beckham does the same damn thing for her clothing line, and she doesn’t get this level of sh-t. I can’t believe I’m defending Lindsay twice in one day. Well, I’m not really defending her on this one, I’m just saying Posh should get it as badly as Lindsay.

Photos courtesy of the 6126 website.

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  1. Firestarter says:

    The girl is a known thief and liar, so does this surprise us?

  2. BiggieShortie says:

    How embarrassin’. LOL.

  3. ER says:

    Anyone can design hooker clothes.

  4. Lem says:

    bwaahhaahaaa bwwaahhaaahahahah

    stealing leggin designs. omg. the nerve. lol
    who’s wearing all these leggins she’s selling? seriously!

  5. kermit says:

    Hmmm. I see a lot of “iphone” in the “droid” and a lot of cars that look quite similar and clothes and just so many products. Actually, claims of copying are pretty standard in products. I saw the dress and the sketch. Similar but not a copy. Seems more inspired by the dress than a copy and in anything creative, that’s completely legitimate. The 6126 company statement is excellent, Lindsay hopefully will say nothing about this. Good job of defending her, but it is really a non-story made into a story because it is Lindsy Lohan. Similar claims have been made for other celeb “lines”, just not necessarily publicized.

  6. Cat says:

    What did Victoria Beckham do?? Details please!!!!!!

  7. Sudini says:

    This all works a little too much in her “friend’s” favor. It just seems too coincidental that a day after she accuses him of stealing her designs, suddenly the tables are turned.

    And who steals designs for LEGGINGS? There is so much copying that goes on in the fashion industry, unless it’s absolutely blatant (ie. th same logo or th same distinctive design), everyone should just stfu and stop trying to get attention.

  8. e says:

    ALL designers copy each other. High end and low end. She still sucks but I am not going to slam her too hard for this.

  9. How to design leggings:

    Make sure they fit tight.
    Make sure to use fabric with spandex.
    Make sure they come in black.

    Feel free to steal this idea.

  10. TaylorB says:

    I would be amused to see a list of things that LiLo wouldn’t steal, that being said how does one ‘steal’ a design for leggings? That seems like ‘stealing’ a design for socks.

  11. Kittypants says:

    That trashtastic black and yellow ensemble she’s wearing actually made me snort, it’s absolutely REVOLTING. Megalolz.

  12. Kiki says:

    @TaylorB-
    I’d like to see the list of things she wouldn’t steal too. LOL!!

  13. Ursaline says:

    Lilo is always copying other stuff. She did that faux Marilyn Monroe shoot, and it looks like she tried to do the same with Farrah Fawcett’s iconic blonde hair in the photo you have on the bottom left.

    http://www.celebitchy.com/87473/lindsay_lohan_now_accused_of_stealing_legging_clothing_designs/lohan3/

    She’s just another one of those Hollywood child actors who self-destructed and can’t get a grip on reality because she’s clinging to the idea that she’s going to make a comeback somehow. But she has ruined her reputation and it’s sad to watch.

  14. jen says:

    I saw some of the designs she allegedly stole over on CDAN – pretty damning :O

    I still don’t understand why this bitch is on the sites every single day. She does nothing, nothing at all. She possesses not a single redeeming quality. I’d say she can’t go away fast enough for me but I’ve given up ever thinking I’ll get that wish lol.

  15. QB says:

    Everyone knows that Victoria does the same , and every person who is in the fashion industry that she is just a poser , trend follower and victim and not a “fashionista” like the press like to call her.

  16. kellogg says:

    I think “her re-design” of the Jen Kao dress isn’t really too bad.

    The sketch added more support and structure for the “girls,” looks to be drawn for a firmer fabric than jersey knit/cashmere or whatever the hay the original Jen Kao dress is made from.

    I think Lindsay needs to do a bit of soul-searching.

    But I agree with some other posters that this sounds worse than it really is.

  17. Goddess711 says:

    It’s officially 2010!

  18. Eileen Yover says:

    It’s an obvious coopy on those pieces…which coming from other celebrities would be a strike #1…but she’s known to have a loose sense of decency so its just another story to load on top of the others for her. But if I was the designer that has worked his or her ass off to make, I’d be uberpissed to see this spoiled bitch waltz in and copy my stuff to market for herself. Someone needs to kick her ass.

  19. Sumodo says:

    Most hookers and strippers put together their own looks, so all of these so-called “designers” are just taking what they see on the street late at night and in the after-hours strip clubs they go to after “red-carpet events.” That’s why the shit all looks the same. Have you ever picked up a “dance wear” catalog? It’s all in there, people. I saw one of these cataogs at a costume shop where I buy ballet shoes.

  20. bella says:

    What I would like to know is: Where, exactly, does one wear the cut-out-bumble-bee onsie she’s wearing in this photo? To a wrestling match? To the finer truck stops in town? A hooker convention?

  21. Ruffian9 says:

    Um….they’re leggings, for chrissakes…

  22. la chica says:

    Lindsay needs to go away for a loooong time and focus on growing up. maybe go back to school or something like that. most people are simply sick of her. it will only get worse if she insists on sticking around.

  23. Leo says:

    Am I the only one scratching their head at all these hurry-come-up stars with their own fashion line? I mean…is that industry that easy to get into?

  24. GatsbyGal says:

    The girl doesn’t have one original thought in her head.

    I hope the fashion world blackballs her real good for this.

  25. Bodhi says:

    Does any really beleive that LL sat down, came up with, mulled over & actually drew the 6126 designs? REALLY? Cause I sure as hell don’t. She hasn’t done one orginal thing in her entire life! The washed up, drugged out former child star bit has been done to death, literaly.

  26. Dhavy says:

    Her brain is so fried from all those drugs that she can’t even design leggings tsk, tsk. Give a 5 yr old some cute leggings and she wil get creative. Lohan, please she looks more homeless than chic.

  27. Orbit says:

    Who thinks that Lindsay can design or create anything? She has no discernible skills except getting high and flopping on her back. She’s practically illiterate. Even if she could design anything, beyond lending her tainted name to someone else’s work, who’d buy it?

  28. Lway says:

    whenever i read anything that contains the name Lindsay Lohan, i feel dirty…. she’s a walking disease …eeeeeeewwwwwwww!

  29. Lita says:

    Bhodi ITA but would put it a different way; I don’t believe that LiLo ‘designed’ these or anything. Therefore any copy-catting (if you believe copying occurred – personally I don’t see sufficient distinguishing design hallmarks to make that call) then = not LiLo’s fault anyway. Hence I’m meh.

    And .. I have been waiting like 8 days to say this .. ’bout time for some LOHAN MAYHEM!

  30. Bodhi says:

    My point is that she claims to be designing (meaning that she come up with an original idea for garments) these items & I don’t beleive that she actually does.

    Based on that, if the designs in question were stolen, then either she told someone on her team to draw something exactly like what she saw &/or was wearing or someone on the team did it without her say so.

    Either way she comes out looking bad: design thief or head of a shady staff that bears her name

  31. e says:

    Listen I get annoyed by these celebs and pseudo celebs playing fashion designer but what she did is no different than what all REAL designers do. Some of them come up with a few original designs but mostly they shop around, PURCHASE items they like (jackets, handbags, whatever) and then rip off the design and change a color or use a slightly different kind of fabric and call it their own. I think Lindsay is a gross human being but raking her over the coals over this is just absurd.

  32. snapdragon says:

    how on earth do you steal leggings designs? they’re LEGGINGS…how many different designs can there be?!

  33. If a camel is a horse designed by a committee then Alice in Wonderland is a Tim Burton film designed by Disney fatcats in a boardroom. They spent so much time worrying about selling it as a product that they completely forgot about putting together a half-decent story. This Alice has no character arc; she is exactly the same by the end of the film, and therefore her journey is utterly pointless. The narrative thrust is so weak that they have to resort to a hollow battle scene in order to keep everyone awake.

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