Vice Ganda called out by Diet Prada for supposedly wearing high-fashion knockoffs

IMAGE @thearanetacoliseum on Instagram

It's Showtime host Vice Ganda wears a headdress similar to what Beyoncé wore during her 2017 Grammy performance. Vice appeared with the headpiece during his opening performance for the grand finals of "Miss Q & A" last Saturday, February 23, at the Araneta Coliseum.


Vice Ganda is known for his eye-popping outfit choices, but the ABS-CBN host now finds himself in the middle of a fashion snafu. 

The It's Showtime host was called out by Diet Prada for supposedly wearing high-fashion knockoffs.

Diet Prada—an Instagram page handled by Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler—is known for criticizing brands and personalities that create or wear knockoffs. 

On Sunday, February 24, Diet Prada uploaded on its Instagram Stories the photos of Vice Ganda's outfits and compared them to international brands.

In one of the posts, the Instagram page showed Vice Ganda wearing what Diet Prada called an imitation of a Viktor and Rolf piece from its Spring 2019 couture collection.

Diet Prada wrote on its post, "Filipino actor / singer /comedian Vice Ganda turning it out in some imitation @viktorandrolf couture....

 "Like the sentiment, but what’s with the electrical tape execution?"

Some netizens noted that both gowns had the same silhouette. 

Aside from changing the color, the original statement printed in front of the gown was also changed from "Sorry I'm Late I Didn't Want To Come" to "You don’t gain anything from hating us."

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Viktor and Rolf is a fashion house founded in 1993 by Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren.

 IMAGE Screengrab from @diet_prada on Instagram

Diet Prada also called out Vice Ganda for wearing a headdress which looked similar to that worn by American pop superstar Beyoncé for her 2017 Grammy Awards performance.

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Beyoncé's piece was made by the House of Malakai.

Diet Prada wrote on the post, "Who could forget @beyonce's ICONIC headdress by @houseofmalakai during her (pregnant) 2017 Grammy performance?"

 IMAGE Screengrab from @diet_prada on Instagram

Vice Ganda wore both outfits last Saturday, February 23, at the grand finals of It's Showtime's beauty pageant called "Miss Q & A," held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

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The Kapamilya host-comedian had four outfit changes during his opening performance, where he sang a medley of Queen's "We Will Rock You," Sara Bareilles's "Brave," and Rachel Platten's "Fight Song."

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Vice Ganda has yet to address the issue on his social media accounts.

In the past, he had worn outfits created by Filipino designers, which were inspired by luxury brand collections.

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) will publish Vice Ganda's statement regarding this claim.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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