Jimmy Kimmel Calls Out Reformation for Copying Daughter Katie's Designs
In response, Reformation says the T-shirt collection is "an extension of our 'Carb Collection' that launched in 2015."
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.
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."