Willow Smith’s AMA outfit criticized

By Alexandra Heilbron on November 23, 2010 | 18 Comments

Willow Smith created a stir when she appeared at the American Music Awards wearing a “poorly-made yellow garment,” according to coilhouse.net. The outfit is a direct knockoff  of a Mother of London leather harness outfit by designer Mildred Von Hildegard. 

Immediately following Willow’s appearance on the red carpet, people were angrily posting tweets to Twitter, saying things such as “This Mother of London/MildredVon ripoff is just beyond the pale. Furious for my friend. WTF!” (bethanygrienier) and “Iwhip my hair back and forth, I rip designs off and such” (forgetful_man). When asked about seeing the copycat version of her outfit worn by Smith, Von Hildegard stated: “I’m disappointed and saddened that this will negatively impact my business. My original design is now recognized in the mass media as someone else’s work, and it’s very hurtful on both a personal and professional levels. I hope this can be resolved, and I wish nothing but the best to Willow.” Smith’s usual stylist, Mariel Haenn, denied dressing her client in a knock off, replying to accusations, “To be honest I have no idea who ‘styled’ her or the designer. Wish I did. I don’t ask my clients who they used when I’m not available.”

Comments & Discussion

  1. Danielle • November 23, 2010 @ 1:51 PM

    The only thing that could negativly impact her business is her tasteless designs. Who calls this fashion?! NOT ME. But who in their right mind would WANT to wear this? Smiths…..don’t let your daughter pick her own outfits anymore! She is obviously lacking taste.

  2. Joker • November 23, 2010 @ 2:02 PM

    who would want to claim this crap as their design…its awful

  3. Thibz • November 23, 2010 @ 2:09 PM

    this isnt fashion this looks like something taken out of the trash and mixed matched to call it fashion. If it was fashion it would be practical to wear in everyday life.

  4. Helen • November 23, 2010 @ 2:26 PM

    Fashion is definitely a personal thing – but this outfit seems a little “fashion forward” for a 9-year-old…

  5. Quinn • November 23, 2010 @ 2:44 PM

    That is quite possibly the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Her parents need to wake up and stop making their children into circus sideshow acts.

  6. C-Dub • November 23, 2010 @ 3:41 PM

    She’s like 9yrs old. Let her dress like a 9yr old. she doesn’t need to be fashion forward like GaGa..if you call that fashion.

    She maybe Hollywood but this is ridiculas.

  7. J.B. • November 23, 2010 @ 4:55 PM

    She looks like a Blitzball player…

  8. Tweetybird • November 23, 2010 @ 5:00 PM

    She looks ridiculous. Who let her out of the house like this?

  9. truthfultrish • November 23, 2010 @ 6:36 PM

    she looks good. i like it.

  10. bubbles • November 23, 2010 @ 9:08 PM

    I can’t believe Will Smith let her wear this ridonculous outfit.. she looks like something out of the Hellraiser movies

  11. Nobody Important • November 24, 2010 @ 5:50 AM

    Next time maybe they should rip-off something less retarded.

  12. mandee • November 24, 2010 @ 12:39 PM

    seriously, are all of you saying you wouldnt let your children express themselves by wearing whatever they wanted as long as they were covered? what kind of a childhood can children have when they arent even allowed to dress how they want?

    i think her outfit is ugly, but im happy that her parents let her choose her own outfit, how else would she develop her own personality and her own style?

  13. Jason • November 24, 2010 @ 9:03 PM

    mandee, i think what people are saying is that, she shouldn’t be allowed to develop her own personality and style, because clearly they both suck.

  14. Helen • November 25, 2010 @ 9:57 AM

    @mandee, you do have a point, but @Jason, that was a hilarous comment!! LOL.

  15. Age A • November 25, 2010 @ 11:09 AM

    I have no idea what her parents were thinking letting her out the door dressed like that, it is fine for upscale fashion shows but to wear as an actual outfit is the most ridiculous thing ever…I feel bad for these people who think the world revolves around someone’s idea of what someone should look like in public.

  16. Mark • November 25, 2010 @ 11:58 AM

    no one cares.

  17. hero • November 27, 2010 @ 3:41 PM

    People are starting to blame.. Originality of fashion is nowadays a trademark and priceless.. Hmm.. Is getting inspired a sin?

  18. Monica • February 28, 2012 @ 11:52 PM

    Now I say this as a twelve year old who totally believes in expressing yourself through fashion but this… It’s not that she “stole” the design that bothers me its that she’s not dressing her age that bothers me. She’s dressing for attention. And what nine year old has their own designer?!?! If she grows up famous, always in the spotlight, and doing whatever she can for attention well then shes probably going to grow up too fast. Not to mention she’s a kid. She doesn’t need this. Everyone should lay off. Now finally for anyone who disagrees you don’t need to comment just to bash me. Everyone is entitled to there own opinion, so let me have mine

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