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We’d guess that with one River Island collab selling like hot pants and another hitting shelves in less than a week, Rihanna is a bit sensitive about her image being affixed to another brand’s clothing. According to a source who spoke to the New York Post, Topshop’s Icon Tank, which features her face, has the star T’d off.
There’s trouble in paradise for Kate Moss’ favorite denim brand. Designer Michelle Siwy, who co-founded Siwy Denim in 2005, is suing the brand’s current owners after they allegedly went back on their word to grant her a stake in the company.
It’s hardly a holly jolly Christmas in the Burch households this year. Page Six reports that the latest development in the messy, ongoing dispute between Tory and Chris Burch involves heavy-hitting lawyers and lots o’ subpoenas — none of which, we imagine, were tied up with a festive bow.
Things are not looking good for attractive Iowans. On Friday, the state’s supreme court ruled that a male dentist was within his rights to fire his assistant for being too good-looking. James Knight alleged that Melissa Nelson, a married mother of two and his employee of ten years, became too “irresistible” for his meagre willpower to handle, so, to eliminate the “threat” and protect his own marriage, he terminated her employment.
This Thursday, Journalist Charlie Rose and his production team agreed to pay $250,000 in unpaid wages to former interns in order to settle a class-action suit they had filed against him. Could this mean that Hearst will be forced to do the same in the suit former intern Diana Wang brought against the company? And could this be the beginning of the end of unpaid internships?
Let this be a lesson to us all not to throw around claims of elephant polo tournaments where litigious supermodels are involved.
Can American Apparel go 24 hours without getting hit with a new controversy? Yesterday, several of their ads were banned in Britain for appearing to sexualize minors, and today CEO Dov Charney is getting hit with a lawsuit that alleges he choked and rubbed dirt in the face of a former employee.
For something involving people who make pretty things for a living, the fight between Tory Burch and ex-husband Chris Burch sure is ugly.
After a lengthy legal battle, ex-Prada Japan retail manager Rina Bovrisse has seen the case that she filed against her former employer rejected by a Tokyo District Court.
Do you find the names Ali Ro and A+RO for two totally unrelated fashion labels a little too close for comfort? Donna Morgan LLC certainly does. As the owners of Ali Ro, a contemporary line founded in 2007, the company is now suing a whole slew of retailers and manufacturers involved with selling products under the label A+RO.
According to the New York Post, a slew of major New York City modeling agencies from Wilhelmina to Ford to Elite are currently the target of a $20 million class action lawsuit alleging that their fraudulent accounting led to models getting repeatedly cheated out of their hard-earned paychecks.
CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and France’s richest man Bernard Arnault got a very rude awakening when he opened up the newspaper this morning — a picture of him on the cover of Libération under the headline “Casse-toi riche con!”, which can be (politely) translated to “Get lost, rich idiot!”, was staring back.
The fashion world is abuzz with legal matters today! Gucci has been involved in its fair share lately, but this one’s pretty bizarre: Gucci just won a copyright infringement lawsuit against a member of the Gucci family.
Last month, Beth Shak, the World Series Poker player with 1,200 pairs of shoes, was getting sued by her ex-husband, Daniel Shak, over her extensive designer footwear collection. On Tuesday, he suddenly dropped the suit, allowing Beth to keep her high-priced heels.
Louis Vuitton wasn’t happy about losing a lawsuit to Warner Bros. last month, and have now appealed the ruling.
Working for free may not be ideal, but in this day and age, it’s become a pretty standard way for students and recent grads to get their feet in the door. But one girl isn’t having any of it.
New York-based design firm Hudson + Broad filed a $40 million lawsuit against J.C. Penney last month for allegedly breaching a contract. Now, the retailer is asking Manhattan’s U.S. District Court to dismiss the case.
J.C. Penney has been slapped with a lawsuit for allegedly breaching a contract regarding its new LED store fixture.
Gucci‘s copyright infringement lawsuit against Guess just keeps dragging on.
Guess‘s chief executive officer Paul Marciano took the stand Wednesday to defend his company against Gucci‘s copyright infringement lawsuit. The Italian house is suing the mall-friendly retailer for copying several design elements and for selling $221 million worth of Gucci-like goods.