In news eerily reminiscent of the Vampire Weekend lawsuit from earlier this year, a former supermodel is suing mad over a Stella Artois ’60s-inspired ad campaign that debuted in March.
Evelyn Kuhn, a former Ford model who was signed by Eileen Ford herself in 1966, is a several time Vogue cover girl as well as the former face of Revlon cosmetics. At the time, she was earning over $150,000 a year modeling which, clearly, is nothing to shake a stick at.
According to The New York Post, the image in question is an ad Evelyn Kuhn starred in for Polymore Records in 1963. Thanks to a little digging by HuffPost Style, it looks like the ad is part of a larger campaign featuring a fictional character named Jacques d’Azur, “a French bon vivant from the 60s who spends most of his time on red carpets and yachts.”
You can see what appears to be Kuhn’s likeness in the top right of the Stella Artois ad below. Kuhn is suing Corbis Images, a photo licensing agency which presumably gave the image to Artois, for $7 million — a suit they have deemed entirely “without merit.”
Check out the ad below as well as some of Kuhn’s work — including a polaroid shot by Andy Warhol!
this is some kind of spaceship or something.