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Photographer David LaChapelle has been handed a $1 million suit for allegedly beating and choking gallery owner James Parmenter.
How many lawsuits is it going to take for Rihanna to stop ripping off fashion photographers when she makes music videos? Mere months after reaching an undisclosed settlement with David LaChapelle over aping his pictures for her S&M video, there are now well-founded concerns that she mimicked Sølve Sundsbø‘s shots when she made the clip for You Da One.
Rihanna and David LaChapelle have reached a settlement in the fashion photographer’s lawsuit against the singer, which accused her of using his images as inspiration for her S&M music video.
For all the predictable things that happen in the fashion industry, once in a while a total curveball will come along. Here’s one for you today: Vogue Italia has named Rihanna their “Woman of the Year.”
Catwalk Justice is our weekly column on fashion law, courtesy of Charles Colman of Charles Colman Law, PLLC and LAW OF FASHION. This week, an update on that Congressional hearing about the new design protection bill, a major victory for Crocs (which, ew) and a few good reasons not to put embarrassing pictures of celebrities you admire on the Internet.
A lot of people have called rocker and fashion-lover Courtney Love a lot of things, and, well, thief is one of them. So it didn’t really come as any surprise to us when news broke last night that Love had stolen photographer David LaChapelle‘s car.
While not entirely sold on the song, we were totally digging all the bright colors and bold ensembles in Rihanna’s new music video for S&M, all of which had a super-saturated, playfully porny David LaChapelle feel to them. Which would be awesome except for the fact that David LaChapelle had nothing to do with the concept, filming, or direction of the video. Uh oh.
The always chic auction house Christie’s has teamed up with NBC Universal and some of the most important people in the fashion industry to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day for “A Bid To Save The Earth,” a green auction scheduled for April 22nd.