Ivanka Trump’s designs have been called many things — and knockoff is the latest, courtesy of Derek Lam.
The designer claims that the reality star and former model “blatantly and intentionally copied” his Ayami wedge sandal. Lam, who sent a cease-and-desist letter to Ivanka Trump Footwear and its licensee, Marc Fisher Footwear, Wednesday, has given the socialite seven business days to pull her Cadie wedge sandal off the market.
“We have seen very similar copies before but we have never seen a shoe that perfectly copied,” said Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann, chief executive officer of Derek Lam. “It’s such an investment to make a shoe…we had to protest this.”
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