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Sonam Kapoor's cover sparks controversy

January 27, 2018 09:58 IST

Delhi-based brand accuses Christian Dior of plagiarism after seeing Sonam Kapoor's Elle cover. 

Sonam Kapoor

Delhi-based brand, The People Tree, have made allegations against Christian Dior after seeing their block prints on the cover of a magazine featuring Sonam Kapoor.

Featuring on the cover of Elle magazine, Sonam Kapoor was seen adorned in a boho-chic dress with the controversial print.

The vibrant dress in rustic shade was paired with a frilled multi-coloured patchwork shrug.

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While initially it garnered a positive response, later on allegations of "blatant plagiarism" made the dress and its designer, Christian Dior, an internet buzz.

Dior controversy

The post put up by The People Tree on Facebook. 

An associate of The People Tree, Orijit Sen, made these allegations on his Facebook Page where he shared the post with Gurpreet Sidhu, supposedly an ex-worker at The People Tree, and Pakhi Sen, another associate of the brand.

The shared pictures showed uncanny similarities between The People Tree's design and the design on the Dior dress worn by Kapoor.

Sen claimed that the handmade blocks were created many years ago by the people working for The People Tree.

Later on, Sen even shared an image of the original blocks which were used for printing many years ago.

While many big designers have slammed Dior for the act, the European luxury brand has not reacted to the controversy yet.