Janhvi Kapoor’s new magazine cover shoot for a bead on Cosmopolitan India’s January 2019 issue includes an uncharacteristic pop of colour and additional sparkle within the sort of an electric blue dress by Mumbai-based designer label, Purple Paisley. Whereas Janhvi’s daring look complete with an uncommon wig with messy bangs that actually marks a departure from the Dhadak actor’s trademark sweet and unapologetically female vogue, the colour and style of her sparkly dress is curiously close to that of Balmain’s. Diet Sabya, the anonymous Instagram account that airs the style industry’s dirty linen, has defendant Purple Paisley of splitting off a dress from Balmain’s fall 2018 assortment.
Take a glance at the shimmering Balmain dress in question and Janhvi Kapoor’s sequinned dress by Purple Paisley below, and try to judge it for yourself.
As lovely as the blue is, you can’t deny the similarities within the 2 dresses. Might possibly or not it's an unfortunate coincidence? Social media wasn't having it. After Diet Sabya, an unauthorised fashion watchdog legendary for policing plagiarists, known as out Janhvi Kapoor’s dress, several on Instagram targeted the actor’s overall look. Some even questioned the team of stylists behind Janhvi’s look.
One Instagram user commented on Diet Sabya’s post, writing, “This shows however poorly study and analysis has been done by the stylist. Better wear something that isn't haute couture or luxury than carrying its copy. This kind of behaviour has always put Indian magazines at the lowest of the list in the world ranking.” Another user wrote regarding Janhvi Kapoor’s look, “All I see is fake everything... hair to dress... oh forgot to mention the fake fruit in her hand.” One more user commented, “What’s with the apple pose... Is that a fake too?”