Giorgio Armani vs D&G: "Trousergate"
Giorgio Armani has unleashed fresh scandal upon the fashion industry, accusing D&G of copying the quilted men's trousers he sent down his runway back in June. There were at least 16 offending pieces at the D&G show during Milan's recent autumn-winter menswear fashion week.
In what The Guardian called "the most acidic row to hit the world of fashion for more than 15 years," the claws came out. Armani was quoted as saying, "Now they are copying. Later, they will learn."
In response, D&G released the following statement: "Surely we still have much to learn. But definitely not from him." They then added: "Stylistically, the Armani style is not, and has never been, an inspiration source for us and we stopped seeing his fashion shows years ago."