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A few months ago, the New York Times declared that Christian Louboutin “seemed to revel in borderline vulgarity”. Now he’s directing a strip show.
In court papers filed Tuesday, French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent basically said shoemaker Christian Louboutin has a pretty slim chance of getting a court to reverse the decision that allows YSL to sell red-soled shoes, egging on a months-long trademark infringement case that could have big implications for the fashion industry.
Christian Louboutin‘s designs are anything but subtle, right down to their signature red soles. It’s surprising then that the designer’s digs are practically austere.
In the past three weeks, both Sarah Jessica Parker and Blake Lively have been spotted wearing the Christian Louboutin Alex shoe, a high heel designed to make your foot look it’s stuffed into a very expensive, rhinestone bedecked lion’s paw. And to be quite honest, we’re not entirely certain that’s the best thing people should be putting on their feet.
Trying to get Blake Lively to notice you at a party is like one of those high school movies where the embattled (yet totally adorable) nerd wants to at least talk to the girl of his dreams before graduation. You don’t want to be pushy, and you don’t want to seem desperate — and you definitely don’t want to bore her once she actually looks in your direction.
To celebrate Christian Louboutin, his 20th anniversary, and his new book, Barneys has dedicated their Madison Avenue windows to the cobbler. But in an October appropriate twist, the resulting displays are less fashion and more freaky. Thankfully, our friends at Barneys gave us this behind-the-scenes video which shows us exactly how the creepy installations were created — no stiletto-themed nightmares for us!
As it turns out, baby blue and bright red are a color match made in heaven. Well, legal heaven, anyway. Tiffany & Co. on Tuesday filed a brief in support of Christian Louboutin‘s red-sole trademark lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent.
Christian Louboutin thinks the pain you feel when wearing heels is like an orgasm. In related news, Christian Louboutin is fully crazy.
If you’re reading this on a smartphone, find somewhere to sit down. Because if you’re anything like us, you’re going to be mad when you find out which designers (Yes! Designers! Plural!) made custom clothing for Miss Piggy, who is a puppet, for the upcoming move The Muppets.
Since CATWALK JUSTICE devoted last week’s entire column to the Louboutin v. YSL case, there’s quite a bit of fashion law news to catch up on. Much of it, however, seems oddly familiar. There seem to be three lessons to take from this week’s events: 1) fashion law history is doomed to repeat itself; 2) where you can’t sue to get what you want, at least try going the contract route (even if it’s likely to fail, you may get publicity for a ridiculous offer); 3) and models (or in some cases, their parents) are a lot tougher than they look — at least, in the courtroom.
This was the week Justin Bieber wore an offensive t-shirt, Missoni for Target images were released, and Anna Wintour had dinner with Barack Obama. There was also craziness surrounding the Conde Nast elevator Twitter account and the last days of the Alexander McQueen exhibit.
Yesterday, our inimitable fashion law columnist Charles Colman gave us an in-depth explanation of the many intricacies of the Christian Louboutin trademark infringement case against Yves Saint Laurent. Louboutin may have lost ground when the judge presiding over the case denied its request for a preliminary injunction against YSL, but the company says it’s prepared to “fight like hell to the end.”
While there is so much fashion law news of dubious importance that CATWALK JUSTICEcould cover this week, one case towers over all others in its importance and heel height. That case, of course, is Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent America, which we’ve reported on before, and which CJ’s author has blogged about on his site Law of Fashion in exhaustive, exhausting detail.
Do you love shoes? We’re not asking if you have a 1200-pair shoe collection kind of love, we just want to know if you love yourself a good pair of pumps? Then there’s no doubt you’ll enjoy this short clip gives you a behind the scenes look at the workshop of perhaps the most iconic cobbler, Christian Louboutin.
A Manhattan judge chucked Christian Louboutin‘s request for a preliminary injunction that would prevent Yves Saint Laurent from selling red-soled shoes. So for the time being, YSL can continue to make and sell its own red-soled shoes.
Catwalk Justice is our weekly column on fashion law, courtesy of Charles Colman of Charles Colman Law, PLLC and LAW OF FASHION. This week, how Kris Jenner‘s facelift landed her with a lawsuit, the bozo who’s trying to sue Oprah (really, who does that?) and why there’s a bad situation with The Situation’s, um, other clothing line.
While we haven’t reached a decision in the Christian Louboutin lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent yet, the French shoe company is gaining ground in the proceedings. Yesterday, the Manhattan judge presiding over the case decided to throw out a few documents YSL has submitted as evidence.
Catwalk Justice is our weekly column on fashion law, courtesy of Charles Colman of Charles Colman Law, PLLC and LAW OF FASHION. This week, a justification for how much money Alexander McQueen left his dogs in his will, a word on Kim Kardashian‘s lawsuit against Old Navy, and why butter LONDON might have a case against Madonna‘s new line of nail polish for Material Girl.
We’ve had designer footballs, designer towels, and (faux) designer pedicabs, and now we have designer trash. This isn’t just any trash, though. It’s Christian Louboutin trash. As part of a tongue-in-cheek “eco-friendly” offering, the designer took the idea of recycling one step further by incorporating discarded tidbits into his footwear.
This week Kate Middleton‘s $400,000 wedding dress went on display, Karl Lagerfeld unveiled his plans for Macy’s, and Harper Beckham made her Twitter (and Facebook!) debut. Also, Valentino had some things to say about Christian Louboutin and Summer’s Eve proved it really is the worst.