2:49 pm - 08/30/2019

Designer Paris Starn States Alleged Plagiarism Issue Has Been Resolved With SM

Designer Paris Starn and SM Entertainment have announced that the issues regarding alleged plagiarism involving Red Velvet’s outfits have been resolved.

Earlier this month, the designer took to the official Instagram account of her clothing brand Paris 99 to raise questions regarding the similarities between her work and outfits Red Velvet wore in their “Umpah Umpah” music video. She stated that SM Entertainment had never reached out to her for a collaboration, despite the outfits worn by Red Velvet taking “heavy inspiration” from her own work.

The issue has now been resolved as Paris Starn took to Paris 99’s Instagram account to post the following message, “After speaking with SM Entertainment’s visual director, we’ve come to an amicable understanding of each other and become friends, and look forward to working together in the future.”



SM Entertainment also stated, “We’ve spoken extensively with the designer of Paris 99, and we now have reached an understanding and share an amicable relationship. We plan to collaborate with them in the future.”

source: paris99, soompi, naver
gathyou 30th-Aug-2019 02:37 pm (UTC)
I guess they paid her? Anyway I'm glad they were able to resolve this!
kcaomei 30th-Aug-2019 03:27 pm (UTC)
i'm glad it worked out amicably! although SM should've just asked permission to begin with lol
lizanka23 30th-Aug-2019 03:55 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Especially now that anything can be found on the internet so people were going to find out eventually
lizanka23 30th-Aug-2019 03:54 pm (UTC)
They better actually work with her in the future
sra_interesante 30th-Aug-2019 04:41 pm (UTC)
Good for her

i remember something similar happened to gfriend and original designer didnt gave a sh*t about kpop agency using their patterns

sm needs to be careful if they think nobody will notice those kind of details... in this case kpop fans pettiness actually helped a designer career and that's always a plus

hopefully sm will keep thet promise of collaborating in the future 👍
bookwurm92 30th-Aug-2019 04:51 pm (UTC)

With gfriend it was an actual pattern company, not a designer. So they bought vintage patterns and used them to make the performance clothes.

synatri 30th-Aug-2019 05:27 pm (UTC)
this false info... gfriend bought the pattern from a company that publishes sewing patterns. it's not the same thing at all as copying someone else's design.
hallyujah 30th-Aug-2019 06:16 pm (UTC)
Now anytime someone pays me I'm gonna say "we became friends!" lolz
goshipgurl 30th-Aug-2019 08:14 pm (UTC)
so how much did they pay her?
dongsaengkiller 30th-Aug-2019 09:51 pm (UTC)
I hope that friendship came with a check 😏
carmine_pink 31st-Aug-2019 12:30 am (UTC)
I actually think RV's version was better, the original ones looked too much like tablecloths lol. Good that SM paid up though.
lil_poisonfrog 31st-Aug-2019 01:48 am (UTC)
Ia, RV's were more form fitting which I prefer, though I get that the designer was probably going for sth a bit more "editorial" (if I'm using that term right lol)
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