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This was the week Benetton got in trouble for Photoshopping the Pope making out with a dude. Versace for H&M hysteria reached fever pitch, the Jersey Shore kids got involved in a bunch of lawsuits, and Jay-Z was named GQ‘s Man of the Year.
Don’t mess with those Jersey Shore kids! Today seems to be an especially litigious one for the reality show cast.
Our irritation with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino had until today been limited to mild discomfort and occasional eye-rolling, but now that we’ve taken a look at his line of “formal” clothing, we’re just damn angry.
This was the week of model lawsuits, Vogue Photoshop abuse, and offensive advertising. We also learned about Fashion’s Night Out plans and September issues. And did you know Sarah Palin had polka-dotted toenails?
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.
In an effort to protect its reputation, teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has offered The Jersey Shore‘s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino a “substantial payment” to stop wearing its clothing.
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.
This is something we never saw coming: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, famous for going not wearing actual clothing on The Jersey Shore, is designing a formalwear line.
We thought until recently that GQ could do no wrong, but now that the magazine is giving workout makeovers to the guys from The Jersey Shore, we know we made that judgment too quickly.
Last night, the cast of the Jersey Shore dropped by Lopez Tonight, where fellow guest Kathy Griffin challenged them to a game of “I Never.” While the ensuing admissions were certainly enlightening — The Situation hooked up with Kathy? — it was Snooki’s vajazzling confession that caught our ears.
If you’ve seen any of the Jersey Shore, you know how competitive the cast members can get. So when one fist pumper gets a spot in the limelight, another must move in. And who better to do so than Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. And in light of Jenni “JWOWW” Farley’s clothing line, The Situation is teaming up with Dilligaf (which, if you didn’t know, is an acronym for “Do I Look Like I Give A Fuck”) to create a “couture line of high-quality wearable art.” Uh oh.
It seems as though everyone wants to make the cast of the Jersey Shore over — or rather, make them under. But who better to hyperbolize the cast’s taste for the tacky than controversial photographer Terry Richardson? In an upcoming issue of Interview magazine, Richardson shot the boys of the Shore for a spread titled Hard Shore. Some of the most pressing questions of the past year are answered in the interview, including the origin of The Situation’s name, Vinny’s favorite pick up lines, and most importantly, what hair gel Pauly D uses — we’ll give you a hint, it’s not Kerastase.