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Givenchy Designer Accuses Kanye West of Stealing His Designs

From his sketch work while at Nike.

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Givenchy Designer Accuses Kanye West of Stealing His Designs

From his sketch work while at Nike.

Amid his controversial tweet storm Kanye West posted sketches of a “YEEZY study for base layers start.” The image depicts the raw anatomy of a runner’s legs with notes that provide guidelines to creating the ultimate shoe.

Ex-Nike designer Tony Spackman, who now holds a role at Givenchy, has accused West of stealing the designs from him. He commented the following after seeing the tweet: “When Kanye rips your 10-year-old Nike sketch and claims it.” He goes on to allege, that the date had been photoshopped from the document and ripped from his website.

Fashion gate keepers Diet Prada pointed out the similarities between Kanye’s post and that 2005 original, providing scalding commentary. The designs from Spackman’s drawings later became the Nike React running collection that focused on the freedom of movement and human comfort.

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