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Ivanka Trump Sued by Aquazzura for Allegedly Ripping Off Their Shoe Design

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Ivanka Trump Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Finally diverting attention away from the endless barrage of scandals to hit Donald Trump’s campaign is a new scandal … involving Ivanka Trump’s accessories line.

Trump and the manufacturing company that produces her line, Marc Fisher, are currently being sued by luxury footwear brand Aquazzura for allegedly ripping off their famed Wild Thing fringed, suede sandal.

L: Aquazurra’s ‘Wild Things’ Sandal; R: Ivanka Trump’s ‘Hettie’ sandal Photo: Lord and Taylor, Barneys

Aquazzura’s Wild Thing sandals retail for $785, while the Ivanka Trump Hettie shoes in question can be found for $145.

Trump’s team is planning to fight back, with Marc Fisher CFO writing, “This is a baseless lawsuit aimed at generating publicity. The shoe in question is representative of a trending fashion style, is not subject to intellectual property law protection and there are similar styles made by several major brands. The lawsuit is without merit and we will vigorously defend ourselves against the claim.”

*This photo caption has been corrected to properly identify the shoes pictured.

Ivanka Trump Sued by Aquazzura for Shoe Design