Home and Away star accused of 'copying' Sophie Monk's Logies look

Love Island host Sophie Monk in a gold Jason Grech gown and Home and Away star Ada Nicodemou in a metallic Steven Khalil dress on the 2019 Logies red carpet at The Star on the Gold Coast.
Sophie Monk in Jason Grech (L) and Ada Nicodemou in Steven Khalil (R) at the 2019 TV Week Logie Awards. Photo: Getty

If there’s one star who’s made the top of a series of best dressed lists following the 2019 TV Week Logie Awards, it’s Sophie Monk.

The 39-year-old Love Island host sashayed down the red carpet on Sunday night in a gold Jason Grech gown, but a wardrobe war has erupted since Australian TV’s night of nights.

Designer Jason Grech believes Home and Away actress Ada Nicodemou’s metallic Steven Khalil gown was a copy of the shiny dress he loaned Sophie.

“I have to call this out,” he wrote on Facebook.

“A stylist asked to borrow the Diana dress ... for the Logies ... I couldn’t accommodate the request because it had [Monk's] name all over it.”

"If you’re going to replicate my work, the least you can do is make it better,” he added.

Ada’s stylist Donny Galella subsequently issued a statement.

"When Ada and I first met, we agreed to do a modern golden Grecian Goddess style dress,” he said, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

“Gold and high splits are both really popular trends at the moment as we saw on the red carpet. Designer Steven Khalil based Ada’s dress on a design that he is about to show from an upcoming collection, created in gold for Ada.”

Meanwhile a spokesperson for Steven Khalil told SMH: “We made a custom piece for Ada and we chatted about what we wanted to achieve – the usual couture process.

“We had a pattern for this style and its variations for many years and tailored it to suit what our client felt was best for her event. Steven felt that Ada should have a 'Goddess' moment’.”

Neither Sophie or Ada seem to have commented about the apparent ‘copycat’ scenario on social media, but one thing’s for sure, they both looked fabulous.

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