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Ariele Elia, Museum at FIT

Start Date

1-4-2015 4:00 PM

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Having that new Louis Vuitton or Gucci bag is the quintessential addition to your outfit. Many of us, however, do not have the money for such pieces. Our desire to have and show off such pieces drives us to purchase low-priced knockoffs or counterfeit goods, creating a multibillion dollar industry. Ariele Elia, assistant curator of the Museum at FIT, presented the dark world of this part of the fashion industry and explained her most recent exhibit “Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits”.

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Apr 1st, 4:00 PM

Counterfeits & Luxury Markets

Having that new Louis Vuitton or Gucci bag is the quintessential addition to your outfit. Many of us, however, do not have the money for such pieces. Our desire to have and show off such pieces drives us to purchase low-priced knockoffs or counterfeit goods, creating a multibillion dollar industry. Ariele Elia, assistant curator of the Museum at FIT, presented the dark world of this part of the fashion industry and explained her most recent exhibit “Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits”.