So, did you see that Rachel Bilson's new clothing line for DKNY Jeans was released last week? Yep, and according to the press release, Rachel actually designed all of the pieces herself. No help from anyone. Well, not help as in someone doing the sketches for her, but maybe help as in she went through her closet and copied other dresses.
As first reported, on fashionista.com, Rachel has apparently drawn inspiration for her clothing line from clothes she has already worn. The green dress on the left is a dress she wore from a very small Bangkok designer. The one on the right is one of her “original” pieces for the DKNY Jean collection. I guess it is original in the sense that it is a different color.
I could see Rachel saying something like this, “I just get inspiration from everything in life, and then just take out my pad and I sketch. Sometimes, it's like, I get a vision, of like clothes that I can see on me and how they would look. It's like, somehow I've already worn them.”
Now, if another designer did this who was in the employ of DKNY they would not doubt be fired. As it is, the Thai designer, will probably file suit and Rachel will have some explaining to do.