The Miu Miu copy cat

While withdrawing some really old books at work the other day, I was stopped in my tracks when I saw the inside lining pages of this book and found a very surprising set of illustrations. Note, this book is from 1991 –

The illustrations are credited to a Dan Wright, I actually tried to contact him (but was unsuccessful) because you may recognize these illustrations from the Spring 2010 Miu Miu runway full of cats and swallows.

It’s really interesting to see how fashion is pulled from anywhere. I just hope the illustrator was properly compensated.


  • I used to really want something with that pattern but felt too bad about buying a knockoff to do so. Now I don’t feel bad, but I’m totally tired of that pattern and don’t want it anymore. Ha!

  • Sara

    Good eyes for noticing that Eli! I love that illustration, especially in the original book!

  • Erika Cisneros

    totally rigth  miu miu must paid

  • Oh my goodness! How crazy!


    i was definitely a fan of that print because it’s so simple yet adorable!
    not so sure if miu miu actually bought the right to that pattern or did they just steal it…
    it’s worth looking into i say =P

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