Ivanka Trump is most famously known for being Donald’s Trump doting daughter, but she is also a fashion entrepreneur and shoe designer. One that steals designs that is.
According to the Huffington Post, high-end Italian footwear company Aquazzura has filed a suit against her, allegedly that she stole at least three of its designs and using them in her own, eponymous shoe line.
Also named in the suit is Marc Fisher, the manufacturer Trump collaborates with, as well as two other companies.
Aquazzura’s suit accuses the companies of “repeated infringement” and “deceptive trade practices.”
The suit, filed Tuesday in a Manhattan federal court, is over a shoe called Wild Thing that retails for $785. It is a fringy high heeled sandal and looks almost identical to Trump’s Hettie stiletto which retails for $145.
The Hettie sells through retailers like Bloomingdales, Lord and Taylor, and Nordstrom.
Founding designer of Aquazzura, Edgardo Osorio, called Trump out at Paris Fashion Week on Instagram, writing, “One of the most disturbing things in the fashion industry is when someone blatantly steals your copyright designs and doesn’t care. You should know better. Shame on you @ivankatrump! Imitation is NOT the most sincere form of flattery.”