Counterfeit Goods

Counterfeit fashion is as old as fashion itself.  In 1900, sketch artists copied designs they saw on Parisian runways in an effort to create desirable reproductions of the hottest designs in France.


Long before the notion of ‘intellectual property’ existed, by 1914 more than 2 million garments brandishing fake couture labels had entered the market.  In the 1950s, counterfeiters used to pose as legitimate buyers to attend Dior’s fashion shows, collaborating with one another to produce the best possible replicas of the designer’s work.  


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