Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and designer Marc Jacobs were snapped sporting identical Prada women's coats last week, leading to an interesting case of 'who wore it best?'.
We've all experienced it: walking into a party to see someone wearing the exact same dress as you. Cue desperate, flailing attempts to make yours look 'unique'. In fact, it's a hazard of modern day life - with a Zara/Topshop/H&M on every corner the laws of probability state that on at least one occasion you'll be in close proximity to your sartorial twin.
When you're a highfalutin fashion figure who dresses in head-to-toe designer, however, one would assume such a situation wouldn't be an issue. One would also assume that if the aforementioned scenario was to happen to someone like Anna Wintour, it would at least happen with someone of the same gender. But apparently, when Marc Jacobs is on the guestlist such assumptions should be abandoned.
Wintour and Jacobs were captured on camera by Teen Vogue editor Amy Astley wearing the exact same Prada women's spring/summer 2013 coat at a screening of The Great Gatsby in New York. The snap was quickly uploaded to Instagram thus creating an internet meme that will be eternally referred to as proof that Anna Wintour doesn't in fact control the fashion universe - because if she did, we wouldn't be asking this question: Who wore Prada womenswear better, Wintour or Jacobs? Answers on a postcard please.