The "little black dress" is a universally known fashion phenomena. However, almost no one can claim the rights to originally designing this fashion garment that lives in every woman's closet. The fashion industry is full of trends and apparel, like the "little black dress," where the origin is unknown due to the vast varieties and imitations of each original design. Due to this rampant copying present within the fashion industry, past and present, a group of individuals has started rallying support for fashion design protection against piracy. Although imitation of original designs by elite designers is widespread in the fashion industry, this very phenomena is what makes the fashion industry so incredibly successful and creates overall economic and long term industrial benefits for the majority of designers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. Therefore, fashion copyright laws should not be enacted since the results will be detrimental for a vast majority of the fashion industry. The fashion industry has been thriving for ages and nothing has changed to create need for new protection laws except for the greed of a select minority of elite designers and lawyers. Therefore, we can say the fashion industry is packed with inspired pioneers rather than infringing pirates.