Karolina Kurkova In Vivaz – amfAR Gala Sao Paulo

Karolina Kurkova In Versace - amfAR Gala Sao Paulo

I’m sure jaws were hitting the floor like dominos when Karolina Kurkova hit the red carpet for the third annual Inspiration Gala São Paulo on Saturday evening.

The popular supermodel looked stunning wearing a pink Vivaz gown.

You may remember that Gisele Bundchen wore a rose-pink satin Versace Fall 2008 gown to the 2008 Met Gala, followed by Spanish actress Mar Saura to the Goya Awards, back in 2009; Karolina’s hot-pink crepe version by Brazilian designer Vivaz, featuring silver bugle beading tracing the bodice, was clearly inspired by that infamous gown.

She styled the gown with a silver spider cuff, a Jimmy Choo clutch and diamond-encrusted earrings.

Opting for smoky eyes, a slicked-back ponytail and a pink lip colour, this is my second BDOTW contender of the day, following Taylor Swift.

Update: The gown is not Versace. It is a blatant copy of the Versace Fall 2008 look. Thanks for all those who have informed me.

Credit: & José Pelegrini

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43 Responses to Karolina Kurkova In Vivaz – amfAR Gala Sao Paulo

  1. Jeremy April 14, 2013 at 15:39 #

    is Versace suing Viviaz for real? If so, then KK definitely needs to release some sort of statement – just to clear things up between herself and Donatella.

  2. Ivy April 13, 2013 at 19:21 #

    Well someone’s getting sued…

    • Catherine Kallon April 14, 2013 at 14:18 #

      rightfully so…

  3. Pene April 10, 2013 at 10:04 #

    Surely this is just attracting a law suit

  4. Ayesha April 9, 2013 at 11:12 #

    No question that she looks fabulous but this look is plain stealing. An attention seeking stunt.

  5. Pedro April 9, 2013 at 03:26 #

    I love Karolina but this copy is such a shame!

    Queen Gisele Bundchen looked epic with the Versace dress back in 2008

    • Rashmi April 9, 2013 at 10:56 #

      That look was really an epic!

    • Quinn April 9, 2013 at 14:13 #


  6. Christine April 8, 2013 at 23:19 #

    That is definitely a copy of the Versace dress. She is working this dress otherwise this is a no.

  7. Amy April 8, 2013 at 19:32 #

    the copy issue taken aside, KK looks gorgeous, the color is pretty amazing.
    I’m surprised a fashion house can get away with such a blatant copy

  8. Yeliz April 8, 2013 at 19:03 #

    It’s just so rude how they copied it. I don’t like the gown itself, to begin with, and the fact that it was copied, doesn’t make it any better.

  9. Prudence April 8, 2013 at 18:47 #

    OMGGGGG SHE LOOKS UNBELIEVABLE. I am kind of shocked that she, a huge versace favorite back in the days would be wearing a copy of the label, she must know its a blatant copy how is this even legal??? Anyways she looks like a goddess. my god I cant get over this its too great.

    • Jeremy April 8, 2013 at 19:22 #

      I think the only possibility is that KK didn’t recognize the dress as being a rip-off of the Versace. She’s well known for supporting local smaller designers when she visits their countries, but I can’t see her wearing this, knowing that it’s a copy – she would’ve just found something else, especially considering her extensive history with the Versace house.

      With that being said, she nonetheless looks impossibly stunning, so perhaps that was all the motivation she needed. Lol!

  10. Dinna April 8, 2013 at 18:33 #

    This is not Versace is a bad copy from a designer called ” Vivaz”

    • Catherine Kallon April 8, 2013 at 19:10 #

      Dinna, the post was updated with information about 4 hours ago.

  11. TeaAtTwo April 8, 2013 at 18:11 #

    Yep, BDOTW week smoking. I’m sweating just looking at her on a screen let alone being in the same room as her looking like this.

  12. Pablo April 8, 2013 at 17:39 #

    Wow. She looks undeniably gorgeous but the fact that it’s such an obvious copy is somehow preventing me from liking it. Uhg, mixed feelings.

    • Moxie April 8, 2013 at 18:00 #


  13. Santos April 8, 2013 at 16:46 #

    As crazy as it sounds, this is not a Versace dress… it’s from a label called Vivaz, that copied the Versace dress!

    • Catherine Kallon April 8, 2013 at 16:57 #


  14. Thereza April 8, 2013 at 16:32 #

    Hello Catherine!

    This dress is not Versace, is from a brazilian brand called Vivaz.
    It’s very similar 😉 but is not Versace!

    • Catherine Kallon April 8, 2013 at 16:57 #

      Thanks Thereza…I’m surprised

  15. Davi April 8, 2013 at 16:31 #

    The dress no is Versace. It is a copy made by a Brazilian brand called Vivaz. Much has been said about the model and its clear inspiration in the model used by Gisele. Follow the link Vogue Brazil where the credit dress.

    ps: sorry for English, I used the translator

    • Catherine Kallon April 8, 2013 at 16:57 #

      thanks David x

  16. Jai April 8, 2013 at 16:26 #

    Wow. This deserves a grander stage. Crepe is much better than satin imo.

  17. CreoleLady April 8, 2013 at 16:24 #

    OK, wow, just thought I’d mosey over to RCFA to see what’s going on. Slammed with glam before properly getting my bearings, lol.

    • CreoleLady April 8, 2013 at 18:31 #

      I have to say that no matter how good she looks, such a blatant copy takes this from a “yes” to a “no” for me.

  18. MaddyEliza April 8, 2013 at 16:20 #

    She is smokin’!! This is crazy good!! Girlfriend is workin it. One of my MANY BDOTW candidates so far for sure!

    • Rashmi April 9, 2013 at 10:51 #

      +1. Its just WOW and jaw dropping look!

  19. Nat39 April 8, 2013 at 16:10 #

    The gown creates such an amazing figure-flattering silhouette, her styling is simple and perfect, and Karolina is carrying it off with great poise and commanding presence, BDOTW worthy.

  20. Susan April 8, 2013 at 16:02 #

    Beautiful. What a great presentation of a beautiful dress.

  21. Jeremy April 8, 2013 at 15:59 #

    Yep, this is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. There are other pics on getty and modelcandids . com where you can see the details of the back of the dress as well. and lots of closeups of her hair/makeup and it is utter perfection. this is one of my fav KK looks in years and that’s really saying something, because she’s flawless 98% of the time. lol.

    i can’t imagine what impact she must make, actually in person, in this dress.
    BDOTW so far, for sure!

    • Catherine Kallon April 8, 2013 at 16:57 #

      thank you.

  22. DorianGray April 8, 2013 at 15:57 #

    This dress made my day.
    “Memories light the corners of my mind…”

  23. Jennifer April 8, 2013 at 15:57 #

    I vote we have a who wore it better poll 🙂

  24. DorianGray April 8, 2013 at 15:57 #

    Buy a new pair of glasses firien 🙂

  25. Victor April 8, 2013 at 15:56 #

    Is not a Versace! It’s a brazilian brand called Vivaz. She told everybody on the party that she was wearing exclusively brazilian designers for the night. The dress is a very similar version to the original Versace (a copy, better saying.

    • Catherine Kallon April 8, 2013 at 16:59 #

      thanks Victor, I would say it is a copy 🙂

      • Pene April 10, 2013 at 10:02 #

        OK Victor you should be a critic. How on earth could you tell the difference

  26. firien April 8, 2013 at 15:55 #

    Beautiful woman, great styling, but I’m sorry, I think this dress is ugly.

  27. EmmaWoodhouse April 8, 2013 at 15:52 #

    I’m sure you must be thrilled to see a reinvention of one of your favorites, FC! 🙂
    it’s not my style (due to the revealing bodice), but I do love the warm color and the bugle beading. Karolina is certainly a beauty.

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