Kim Kardashian unveiled her new perfume bottle on April 26, which was modeled after her own body, but a lot of fans have pointed out that it looks eerily close to Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Classique 1993 fragrance!
Another day, another Kardashian accused of stealing someone else’s ideas. We all remember the time Kylie Jenner was blasted for allegedly copying makeup artist Vlada Haggerty’s work for her Kylie Cosmetics holiday collection. Well, now it’s Kim Kardashian’s turn. On Wednesday, Kim revealed the bottle for her new KKW Fragrance, which is a mold of her famous curves.
While we’re living for the sexy concept, a lot of fans have pointed out that the new product looks like an exact replica of Jean-Paul Gaultier’s fragrance Classique from 1993. Jean’s bottle is also in the shape of a female silhouette. “Well done to @KimKardashian for making her perfume bottle in the shape of her body. Just the 15 years behind Jean Paul Gaultier,” one fan tweeted on April 26. Yikes!
“Kim Kardashian’s new perfume bottle looks like Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique and Alexandros of Antioch’s Venus de Milo sculpture had a bay,” another user said. Kim has insisted that the idea for the design was all her own, though, and said in an interview with Cosmopolitan that, although she loves the Gaultier bottles, she came up with her fragrance design herself. Clearly there was no foul play involved. And, like they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — so even if Kim did get some inspiration from Gaultier, who cares?!
To Kim’s defense, the KKW fragrance definitely has a concept of it’s own. “Alright guys, I want to show you my bottle for ‘KKW Body,'” she said before opening the box to reveal the bottle on her Instagram story. “So this is not the press box you guys, this is regular box. I didn’t do press boxes because I wanted everyone to get this amazing box, I thought this was such a cool box within itself, that the bottle is like on a statue pedestal like a statue in a museum,” she added. It all makes sense now! Take a look at the side-by-side comparison of the two fragrances above!