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What Happened When Chinese Students Ripped Off An Entire Victoria's Secret Show...

“Good artists copy, great artists steal”.

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China is known for their ability to copy anything and make it their own. From fast food restaurants...

... to entire cities. China has been there, done that.

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But did you know that the Chinese ripped off an entire Victoria's Secret fashion show three years ago?

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In 2012, students from the Chengdu University Of Technology decided to stage their own fashion show for their graduation ceremony...

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We can all admire a homegrown production, but can lingerie shows ever be considered appropriate for a college setting (much less as part of its grand graduation show)?

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... And according to a university representative, all the clothing and lingerie were "designed" by the school's students

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According to Netease, all the clothing was “designed” and modeled by the school’s students.

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"Our institution is a radio and television media professional based." He said that last year, about four or five months ago, the theater of Television Art and Design Department of the school held a costume party show by the students showcasing their own work and the "underwear show " is only one aspect of the performance. Participants in the catwalk are college students, and the lingerie they wore are designed by the students of the college themselves.

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But don't you think they look like they were wearing props and lingerie from the Victoria's Secret fashion show?

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Although they looked like they were copied to the tee, there were some differences...

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For example, this Chinese version conveniently left out the "VS" initials on the lingerie

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While this one had a different pair of shoes on

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On the left, the "Mickey Mouse" wings look elegant and dreamy, while the knockoff version was quite a mess

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They tried really hard to make this work, but the students weren't nailing the forest look

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You can see that the copies need a lot of improvement

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They never came close to the original

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It must have taken a whole lot of time and effort to create these replicas and send them down the runway - why didn't they just create original masterpieces?

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We wonder what Tyra Banks would have to say about this...

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