Adventures in Copyright: Margiela for the Masses

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The most successful rip-offs, the things that fly off shelves, are the products directly modeled on something that everyone from the die-hard fashion fan to the suburban high school girl is familiar with.

More Carrie Bradshaw's Dior gladiators than Margiela.

But we're guessing these have been knocked off because Rachel Bilson rocked the nude version of the half-sandal, half-boot shoe with some on trend boyfriend jeans last summer, not because Margiela's the new cerulean.

But will they actually sell? Can Steve Madden market this $170 shoe to the mall going masses? And if so, can it come with an informational packet on how incredible Martin Margiela is and what he's done for fashion in the past twenty-five plus years?

The best part is you can actually see how insanely luxurious the leather is on the Margiela shoe through this teeny tiny online picture and if they weren't sold out everywhere, it'd only cost you an extra $400 for a million times more quality.

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