Was Iceland's Eurovision preliminaries host wearing stolen design from Balmain?

Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir, on the far right, wearing the controversial ...

Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir, on the far right, wearing the controversial outfit. In the middle is Svala, who will be singing Iceland's entry to the Eurovision song contest in May. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

The all-in-one outfit worn by RÚV television host Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir on Saturday night's glittering Eurovision preliminaries night has been a subject of debate due to its uncanny resemblence to a Balmain design. 

Linda Árnadóttir, professor of fashion design at the Iceland Academy of the Arts has voiced criticism of the choice of outfit. 

The outfit closely resembles a piece from Balmain's Spring/ Summer ...

The outfit closely resembles a piece from Balmain's Spring/ Summer collection for 2017.

 The outfit was made by seamstress Elma Bjarney Guðmundsdóttir for Jónsdóttir. 

Here is the Balmain outfit worn by model Gigi Hadid.

Here is the Balmain outfit worn by model Gigi Hadid.

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