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Versace Is Hitting Fashion Nova With A Lawsuit For Copying Their Iconic ‘Jungle Dress’ Famously Worn By J.Lo

The jungle dress, famously worn by Jennifer Lopez to the Grammy awards in 2000 has just been knocked off by e-tailer, Fashion Nova—and it’s safe to say that this isn’t by far the first time the online store has been accused of copying. But on this occasion, the Italian fashion house was not having it. Here’s all the tea. 

The design famously worn by J.Lo at the Grammy Awards in 2000, was the reason why Google invented an image search option.

The dress has in fact become a sort of evergreen search for Google. Almost twenty years later, “People are still doing queries for ‘Jennifer Lopez green dress,’ ‘Jennifer Lopez jungle print dress,’ ‘Jennifer Lopez Grammys dress,’ [that] sort of thing,” said Cathy Edwards, director of engineering and product for Google Images.

Versace is hitting Fashion Nova with a lawsuit.

The Italian luxury label is suing online retailer Fashion Nova for copying its iconic green leaf-printed design. But it turns out, that the iconic “jungle dress” isn’t the only design that got Fashion Nova in trouble.

More of Versace’s iconic prints have been knocked off by Fashion Nova.

Alongside the Jungle Print, Versace has also taken legal action against Fashion Nova’s use of its black and gold Barocco design and its Pop Hearts design. Despite all three prints being copyrighted, the fast-fashion label has manufactured and sold remarkably similar versions on its own products.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit states that: “Fashion Nova’s ability to churn out new clothing so quickly is due in large part to its willingness to copy the copyrighted designs, trademarks and trade dress elements of well-known designers such as Versace, and trade on their creative efforts in order to bolster Fashion Nova’s bottom line.”

“Fashion Nova’s Infringing Apparel is plainly a deliberate effort to exploit the popularity and renown of Versace’s signature designs, and to trade on Versace’s valuable goodwill and business reputation.”

“Versace seeks to bring an end to Fashion Nova’s latest brazen attempt at copying the work of yet another famous and world-renowned designer.”

J.Lo then wore an updated version of the dress nearly 20 years later to close Versace’s spring/summer 2020 show during Milan Fashion Week.

Just this year, the pop star from the Bronx, hit the runway for Versace at Milan Fashion-week wearing the infamous leaf-print dress nearly 20 years later —and still slayed everyone in attendance with her toned body and godlike runway walk.

But this isn’t the first time Fashion Nova’s been called out for plagiarism.

Fashion Nova has previously been called out for copying designers; Kim Kardashian West criticized the brand for replicating her vintage Thierry Mugler gown, she even took to twitter to share her stance.

Instagram’s annointed fashion police, Diet Prada, has called out Fashion Nova many times —but on this particular scandal, they put Kim K on blast too.

DP argue that Kardashian has some sort of dealings with bargain fashion emporium Fashion Nova, after a rip-off of her archive Mugler gown appeared on the site. While this is nothing new for the “ultra-fast fashion” retailer, the images on the site are allegedly time stamped hours before she first wore the Mugler out in public —they even have a highlight on their Instagram page detailing the whole thing.

J.Lo And Ex Diddy Got Together On Instagram Live And Things Got Heated

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J.Lo And Ex Diddy Got Together On Instagram Live And Things Got Heated

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When in quarantine, why not spark up an old flame?

Jennifer Lopez and Diddy (formerly known as Puff Daddy, a.k.a. P Diddy a.k.a. Puffy a.k.a. Sean Combs) got back into old tricks over the weekend. The former couple reunited briefly on Instagram Live this past Sunday for the rappers Easter dance-a-thon to raise money for coronavirus efforts.

The couple dated from 1999 to 2001.

During the video chat the two joked and danced.

At one point, during the video when Diddy pulled off a dance ,Lopez quipped “I probably taught you that.”

Later, during the video Lopez’s fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, joined in on the fun and JLo revelaed Rodriguez is a huge fan of his. “Puffy, you have to know this because I don’t think you know this — this guy right here is your biggest fan,” she said explaining that her current flame often asks for his songs to be played at parties.

Things really took off when, Diddy broke out Presidente beers.

The bears are a favorite of A-Rods and come from his home country the Dominican Republic. Ultimately, the three toasted to each other and the hard work of healthcare providers currently tackling the Coronavirus pandemic.

Not only is Jennifer Lopez the most successful Latina entertainer of all time, she’s enjoyed a long, varied dating history.  Here’s a look at all of her beaus, from “Ohhh yeah” to the “Wait, what?”

1. Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer’s latest beau is one half of the hot new celebrity couple of 2017.  Vanity Fair has already dubbed them “J-Rod”, because you always want the media to combine your names and make your relationship A Thing.  That’s work so well in Jennifer’s past!

2. Drake

This was last year’s question mark on the celebrity dating scene.  Was JLo on with Drake?  Or were they just “hanging out”, as she described the above photo.  Maybe someday we’ll know, or maybe the answer is lost forever to time.

3. Calvin Harris

Jennifer and this somewhat popular EDM guy and former boyfriend of Taylor Swift were rumored to be dating based an Instagram post or two.  If we were Calvin Harris, we’d sure want people to think we were dating JLo, too.  Nice work, buddy!

4. Bradley Cooper

While never confirmed, photographs prove the momentary love that blossomed between Jennifer and “American Hustle” star Bradley Cooper.  Alas, all we have are these photos.

5. Marc Anthony

Source: Marc Anthony. Digital Image. E! Online. October 11, 2017.

Let’s marvel at the abject foreshadowing of the above photo.  The fact that Alex is in pinstripes and Marc in Mets blue, the smiles on their faces.  Are they thinking of what has transpired, or imagining what is to come?

Source: Marc Anthony. Digital Image. Today Show. July 30, 2017.

Jennifer and Marc were married for seven years, and have wins: Max and Emme.  Married the same year Jennifer broke off her relationship with Ben Affleck, Marc tied the knot with Jennifer just days after his divorce from his ex was final.  Was this the ultimate rebound?

6. Ben Affleck

So, if you’re not old enough to remember “Bennifer” you probably should not be on the internet.  This relationship was the talk of 2002 – 2003 (notice the Hollywood Video in the above photo).  But, like all couples, Bennifer had problems.  Continue to the next slide to hear about them.

Bennifer had two very specific problems, and their names were Gigli and Jersey Girl.  It’s hard for a relationship to survive one disastrous flop much less two.  More problems include the Boston Red Sox and that goatee on Affleck.  Maybe breaking up was the better option.

7. Sean Combs

Much of the JLo/Diddy romance has been lost to the mists of time.  But back in the day, this was a major one, prompting many a raised eyebrow from our moms, like in the above “green dress photo”.  The union ended in controversy (and tears) as we’ll see on the next slide….

….It all started with a jostle in a nightclub around New Year’s, 1999.  Drinks were spilled, then shots fired, then Jennifer and Diddy were arrested fleeing in a Lincoln Navigator with a gun in the trunk.  Jennifer was quickly absolved.  It took a little longer for Diddy, but they were never the same.

8. Tommy Mottola

Source: Tommy Mottola. Digital Image. People en Español. October  22, 2017.

Another unconfirmed oddball romance.  When Jennifer was just getting started, she was rumored to be dating Mariah Carey’s recent ex (and Michael Jackson foe) Tommy Mottola.  Jennifer went on to do great things while Tommy was never heard from again.

Read: Jennifer Lopez Is This Year’s MTV Video Vanguard, So Let’s Look Back At Her Video Looks

Savior Cardi B And Her Fave Brand Fashion Nova Are Giving Away $1,000 An Hour

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Savior Cardi B And Her Fave Brand Fashion Nova Are Giving Away $1,000 An Hour

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When it comes to tackling the Coronavirus pandemic, the fashion world is really turning out, mi gente.

In a recent post to her Instagram account, Cardi B announced that she has paired up with Fashion Nova to help people in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Starting this coming Thursday, on April 9, Fashion Nova Cares With Cardi B will be giving away $1,000 per hour those affected by the outbreak. The give away is reported to last up until May 20.

The donations will go to 24 winners each day and will be given to them at their discretion.

That’s right. Pay your bills, pay your rent, even buy some self-care products or some games to help endure the days of isolation and boredom.

Both Cardi B and Fashion Nova’s founder and CEO issued official statements about their giveaways.”People are struggling to pay rent, buy food, medicine and other essentials for themselves and their families. We all feel compassion and concern for those affected by the Coronavirus, Richard Saghian, Fashion Nova’s CEO and founder, said in an official statement. “Fashion Nova Cares with Cardi B will provide people with necessary relief to help them get through this crisis. As a community-driven brand, we are inspired by the kindness and generosity of others and we wanted to do our part to help those in need.”

“Everyone has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic,” Cardi said in a separate statement of her own. “Fashion Nova Cares and I have come with a way to help the many families in need.”

Qualifying for the giveaway is pretty easy.

In order to qualify, you’ll have to visit fashionnova.com/cares and enter your email address and phone number. You can also share your own personal stories. For more information on Fashion Nova Cares with Cardi B, go to the Fashion Nova website on April 9.