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According to Lindsay Beyerstein, "Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican may sponsor legislation to ban style as we know it," by outlawing "fashion piracy."

Yes, poor Diane Von Furstenberg may no longer face this nightmare scenario: "Ms. Von Furstenberg's signature wrap dresses have been copied so many times that she may no longer wish to be associated with them." NO! No longer associated with her wrap dresses? Perish.

Lest you think we're talking about anything akin to copyright infringement or legit piracy, Lindsay writes:

Note that we're not talking about the fake Louis Vuitton bags that you find on Canal Street in Manhattan. Those are already illegal.
Goodlatte is trying to prevent designers from The Gap from spotting argyle socks on the runway and coming out with argyles of their own.
I suspect this is more about exclusivity than about piracy. The minute the hoi polloi have access to the latest styles it's that much less attractive to Hollywood Hotties and Paris Hilton... (Majikthise)

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