Graduate fashion designer accuses Balenciaga of appropriation

Tra My Nguyen, who is based in Berlin and of Vietnamese heritage, has accused Balenciaga of appropriating her work, alleging that the luxury label posted an image to social media strikingly similar to one in her portfolio, which it had requested to see.  As of July 24, neither Balenciaga nor Creative Director Demna Gvsalia has issued a statement regarding the alleged plagiarism.