The old saying, “Imitation is the highest form of flattery” might apply to snagging someone's shade of lipstick or the idea of chunky bracelets, but not to ripping off an independent designers gowns. 

A recent story by the New York Times follows the journey of local Portlander, Elizabeth Dye from The English Department, as she discovers her gowns being blatantly knocked off in China and sold using her own images. Instead of just sending a cease and desist letter, Dye orders a gown. Read what happens with the whole tale here. And see what gorgeous, original bridal gowns Dye carries in her shop with our slide show from last month’s A Novel Romance fashion show.

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