Imagine, for a moment, that you are a bona-fide celebrity. Would you rather be thrown into a game of "Who Wore It Best?" — with millions of bored girls at nail salons scrutinizing your sartorial choice — or would you rather, you know, not?
Realizing that the look you so excitedly pulled together is but a carbon copy of someone else's is definitely a "rather not" scenario, but fame and fortune can't protect you from everything, and megawatt stars Rita Ora and Kim Kardashian found themselves in that uncomfortable spot last night. Both were in London, both wore blush-colored skintight latex dresses, both linked arms with their respective beaus, and both found their way into a party photographers Mert & Marcus had thrown for Madonna. (Was it something about the guest of honor that made the women think of latex?) The dresses — albeit channeling the same, gleaming shade of hot damn — had slight differences: Kim's mock-neck sheath (designed by the London-based latex queen Atsuko Kudo) was ever so slightly more conservative than Ora's, which teetered on BDSM with the silver buckles and collar situation. But then, both accessorized with nude stilettos and furry, cropped jackets — Ora's is unseen here, but was baby blue. But, we're not here to pick a victor; we actually think there's something to celebrate when peers practically present as each other's reflection. Especially considering the risqué, not-so-easy-to-slip-into material of choice. Anna Dello Russo said it best: "Somebody wearing the same outfit? Wonderful! You did the right choice." In this case, the "right" style choice just so happens to also be one of the most daring.