Kim Kardashian shreds fast fashion brand Fashion Nova for Mugler dress ripoff

Kim Kardashian has had it with fashion brands copying her looks.

The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star fired off a tweetstorm on Tuesday after discovering that the fast fashion brand Fashion Nova had begun pre-selling a copy of the saucy, vintage Thierry Mugler gown she wore on Sunday at the fifth annual Hollywood Beauty Awards in Los Angeles.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Kim Kardashian seen on February 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
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Kardashian called the ripoff “devastating” and lamented how fast Fashion Nova moved to begin selling its version.

Kardashian’s gown ― black with massive cutouts and a thigh-high split ― was taken from Mugler’s spring/summer 1998 collection. Images of her wearing it lit up social media on Sunday night into Monday morning.

By Monday night, Fashion Nova had tweeted a link with a version of the dress available for presale. The company’s iteration is called “Winning Beauty Cut Out Gown.”

Fast fashion companies produce clothing that often looks like it was ripped straight from the runway, saying they aim to provide the masses with trendy attire for reasonable prices. They get away with it because U.S. copyright law affords few protections for fashion, legal experts say. 

The second-eldest Kardashian daughter continued her anti-fast fashion rant, saying that she’s “watched these companies profit off” of her husband Kanye West’s work “for years and now that it’s also affecting designers who have been so generous to give me access to their beautiful works, I can no longer sit silent.”

Kardashian didn’t name Fashion Nova, but said she has no relationship with  fast fashion companies ripping off her outfits.

Hours later, Fashion Nova tweeted a response that did not apologize. The company acknowledged it has no relationship with Kardashian, but said it is “driven by her influential style.”

“We respect the fashion community and work with a variety of vendors, designers, influencers and celebrities to keep our style offering fresh and relevant. Kim Kardashian-West is one of the top fashion icons in the world that tour customers draw inspiration from,” the company said.

Some people on Twitter called out Kardashian and her sisters for ripping off brands themselves. Younger sister Kylie Jenner has been under fire repeatedly with claims that her Kylie Cosmetics has copied other makeup brands’ ideas.

Jenner has denied the accusations.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 02: Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian are seen upon arrival at Tokyo Station on March 2, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Kim Kardashian is seen walking in Soho on May 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Kim Kardashian attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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Kim Kardashian attending the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards held at the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles, USA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 16, 2018. Photo credit should read: Francis Specker/PA Wire (Photo by Francis Specker/PA Images via Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - JUNE 18: Kim Kardashian West attends the BoF West Summit at Westfield Century City on June 18, 2018 in Century City, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion)
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COSTA MESA, CA - DECEMBER 04: Kim Kardashian West attends the KKW Beauty Pop-Up at South Coast Plaza on December 4, 2018 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for KKW Beauty)
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