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British supermodel Naomi Campbell wearing the controversial face jewelry for Balmain Menswear Ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2024/2025 collection shown as part of the Paris Fashion Week, at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris on January 20, 2024.

British supermodel Naomi Campbell wearing the controversial face jewelry for Balmain Menswear Ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2024/2025 collection shown as part of the Paris Fashion Week, at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris on January 20, 2024.

Photo by ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images.

Tongoro-Balmain Facial Jewelry Controversy Sparks Debate on Inspiration and Theft in Fashion

OkayAfrica dives in with expert insights on what constitutes theft in fashion, and the need for copyright protection for African jewelry brands.