you can view here - and it got me to thinking: some of these looks seem rather familiar. I realize that trends are trends - and that designers often copy each other - but some of these similarities are just too strong to ignore. So let's take a look at some side-by-side comparisons...
On the top row, we have the "schoolgirl neckline" of the new Prabal Gurung for Target dress next to last year's Jason Wu for Target dress. Likewise (middle row) here's two Gurung dresses with the center contrast-panel, much like last year's Wu version on the end.
But the similarities don't end with Wu: check out the Gurung shirtdress that closely copies the recent Kirna Zabete for Target one (bottom row). Gurung even has a long colorblock-cardigan that mimics Zabete's for Target.
This all makes me wonder: how much hands-on "designing" do these celebrity designers really do, or is it just "consultation"? If you recall, after the "Missoni Madness" it was revealed that the Missonis didn't actually "design" anything, but instead the collection was created by Target's internal design team.