The Harry Potter series may be full of magic and originality, but costume designer for the films, Jany Temime’s latest creation seems to be nothing but a rip-off of a dress designed by the late Alexander McQueen.
Temime’s dress is worn by the character Fleur Delacour, played by Clémence Poésy in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’. In an Interview with the Los Angeles Times, the French designer told reporters that the wedding dress, uncannily similar to McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 2008 design, was simply a symbol of love. “Fleur’s dress is made in organza and decorated with a pair of phoenixes that face one another on the bodice and form the silhouette of a heart. I chose the phoenix because, like love, it is eternal.”
The only noticeable differences between the two dresses (pictured above) are the birds’ heads, McQueen’s are peacocks while Temime’s resemble phoenixes, and the length of the garments.
The Alexander Mcqueen team refused to comment on the matter.