They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That must be the case for Kim Kardashian, whose recently-announced line of shoes with her sisters for UK-based Dorothy Perkins rips off one of her old favs – she wore him to her wedding – Giuseppe Zanotti. The first image released from the Kardashian Kollection shoe line shows a pair of platform color-block ankle strap pumps (above left) that’s style mimics that of a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti Ankle Strap Haircalf Heels ($895) (above right). Though the colors may be different, they’re not fooling anyone.
But hey, if the girls are going to knock-off a pair of shoes, at least it’s a good pair. Plus, this is hardly unexpected for Kim, who was accused of ripping off jewelry designer Alexis Bittar for her Belle Noel jewelry line in 2011. In this industry, accessory lookalikes are one in a million, with people like Jessica Simpson making lots of money in the shoe imitation game. We have a feeling the K sisters are hoping to – and probably will – make similar big bucks. Kardashian Kollection shoes launch at Dorothy Perkins on January 21.