Kim Kardashian responds to copyright claims about controversial nude fragrance bottle
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shocked fans on social media
Kim Kardashian broke the internet once again on Wednesday when she unveiled the striking bottle design for her new fragrance, KKW Body, which was sculpted from a cast of - you guessed it - her own naked body. But the reality star came under new fire after revealing the controversial bottle, however, as many beauty fans were quick to compare the design to the iconic Jean Paul Gautier Classique, which is also made in the form of a woman's body. "Copyright infringement," one follower wrote - tagging in the fashion house's official account, while another said: "Similar to Jean Paul Gaultier bottle and Nicky Minaj, not an original idea here tbh."
Fans were quick to notice the similarities between the perfumes
But Kim has already touched on the apparent likeness between hers and Jean Paul Gaultier's perfumes, in an interview with Cosmopolitan. "Sculptures were my inspiration, but I love that bottle," she said. "It's iconic and celebrates the woman’s body, but my inspiration was a statue. I wanted [mine] to be really personal with my exact mold, but I’ve always loved the Gaultier bottles."
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In a series of nude Instagram snaps showing the design process, in true Kardashian form Kim certainly turned a few heads - though it was close pal Chrissy Teigan who was itching to poke fun at the new launch. "Well I'm going to put out a COMPETING PERFUME from a mold of my giant body and it will hold TWICE as much perfume as your bottle and the people will get MORE perfume," Chrissy, who is pregnant with her second child, tweeted.
The mum-of-three used a mold of her body to create her new perfume bottle
Kim's fans and followers certainly had mixed feelings about the campaign for the perfume, which will launch on April 30. "You beautiful woman you! Looking amazing as ever, showing beauty in a body confident way!" said one fan, while others felt she had gone too far with the revealing photographs. "Ok Kim we get it, your body is great. You can stop now," one posted. Another wondered how true-to-life the snaps were, writing on Twitter: "But where is Kim’s c section scar? I need to know. What is this sorcery?!? Is it just photoshopped out? I’m not handling this well."
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The mum-of-three has previously said she is "so proud" of the perfume, telling Business of Fashion about the inspiration for the scent and its unique bottle. "The next fragrance I have coming out in May, KKW Body, is so amazing. It is a sculpture, basically, of my body," she said. "It's really cool. The scent is so good, I'm so proud of it. It smells to me like what I would think golden smells like, even though that's a colour and something that's just luminous."