Fashion History Mystery #14: "Copying: a Fancy Name for Stealing"


Seamstresses in haute-couture atelier, Paris. Published in May 1923. Photograph by Ernest Clair-Guyot. Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images

Detective hats on, Cassidy and April address a listener question regarding fashion copying: fashion fakes are nothing new, but just when and where did the practice start and why?

Additional Reading

  • Troy, Nancy. Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2003.