Victoria’s Secret is clearly no stranger to controversy – in the past two weeks alone, the brand has been called out for cultural appropriation and the VS angels were also caught using the N-word. Now, it’s hitting headlines once more and this time it’s for ripping off industry legend Pat McGrath.
For those who don’t know, Pat McGrath Labs‘ sell-out cosmetics come packaged in stunning – and unique – metallic packaging, filled to the brim with complementary sequins. Victoria’s Secret recently debuted ornament-style versions of its Bombshell fragrance in, you guessed it, packaging that bears an uncanny resemblance to McGrath’s. The Instagram account @diet_prada was quick to call out the obvious similarity, to which McGrath herself responded with the screaming face emoji. Peep the initial post below – what do you think of the likeness?
In 2017, women are not shopping @victoriassecret the way they used to. They’re still offering padded bras, airbrushing, and ill-advised “tribal” runway looks to a world of women who are increasingly questioning the status quo. Another new strategy – knocking off the mythical goddess @patmcgrathreal and her instantly iconic makeup packaging. Hey VS – the way to win women back is DEFINITELY not by copying them. #patmcgrath #original #patmcgrathlabs #skinfetish #gold001 #victoriassecret #vs #vsangels #knockoff #copycat #packaging #makeup #makeupartist #sequins #hologram #highlighter #makeupmonday #christmas #christmasornament #beautygram #sephoragirls #motd #makeupjunkie #dietprada