Did Rami Kashou Copy Yves Saint Laurent to Dress Heidi Klum?

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Heidi Klum wore this darling purple dress to an Us Weekly party last week. Guess who designed it. Rami Kashou! Yes, that guy that came in second on Project Runway, the show that keeps on giving. Heidi looks absolutely charming, and we're kind of psyched she wore Kashou, instead of Christian Siriano, because it proves we were right about Kashou's commercial appeal (we're talking about an Us Weekly party, after all). But we couldn't help but notice the shape of her dress is awfully similar to a look from the Yves Saint Laurent spring 2008 collection. Note the similar billowing from the waist and architectural necklines. So maybe Kashou's taking a cue from YSL head designer Stefano Pilati or Balenciaga head designer Nicolas Ghesquière, who also became famous for structuring his dresses at the hips. We're okay with it, because fashion critics worship both men like they're a new sect of Scientology that doesn't annoy everyone, so if you're going to copy a designer, they're the ones to look toward. When it looks like Kashou's getting inspiration from Kimora Lee Simmons, then we'll break out the mean jokes.