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Jimmy Kimmel is not too pleased with L.A.-based sustainable label Reformation.
The late-night TV host took to Twitter on Monday to call out the eco-friendly fashion brand for ripping off daughter Katie Kimmel’s designs. “Scumbag move by @reformationx stealing ideas from a young artist (who happens to be my daughter @katiekimmel),” he tweeted, adding a link to his daughter’s work and images of Reformation’s tees.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) December 18, 2017
The link to Katie’s work showed an orange tee with the words “linguini and clams” in yellow and navy block lettering. Her other products include T-shirts (for $25 each) with phrases like “chicken parm,” “lava cake” and “steak diane” — all of which have been sold out. Meanwhile, Reformation’s tees read “cacio e pepe,” “al dente” and “spaghetti pomodoro” (for $38 each).
Following backlash, Reformation issued a statement in the comment section of its Instagram photo promoting the “al dente” shirt.
“Graphic word tees, sweatshirts, and jackets have been a part of the Reformation brand and design aesthetic since we launched in 2009. We have a deep respect for artistic integrity and would never replicate or appropriate the work of a young artist, or any artist for that matter. This t-shirt collection is an extension of our ‘Carb Collection’ that launched in 2015, inspired by the ‘carb’ in ‘carbon emissions,’ as our brand mission is to provide a sustainable way to be fashionable.”
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