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Did you miss out on Tom Ford‘s fantastic talk with Fern Mallis as part of her 92Y “Fashion Icons” series? Fear not!
“Madness” and “genius” – especially creative genius – have long been thought to go hand-in-hand. This past Friday, a Toronto-based group called Workman Arts staged the “Mad Couture Catwalk”, a runway show for which each of the 33 pieces shown was created by a an artist afflicted with mental illness or addiction issues.
Pierre Bergé celebrated his late partner’s legacy last week at the opening of Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective exhibit at the Denver Art Musuem. But while the night was indeed an homage to Saint Laurent’s work, Bergé couldn’t dodge questions about YSL’s new creative director, Hedi Slimane.
It appears that at least one game of fashion house musical chairs is coming to an end. According to The New York Times’ Suzy Menkes, YSL will not only announce Stefano Pilati‘s replacement on Wednesday, but confirm that it is indeed Hedi Slimane.
It’s official: Stefano Pilati is out at Yves Saint Laurent.
Today isn’t the first time we’ve heard a rumor suggesting that designer Hedi Slimane is going to take over the creative director’s chair at Yves Saint Laurent, but for some reason, the industry is now taking the prospect a little more seriously.
Yes, Christian Louboutin is still battling it out with Yves Saint Laurent over his patented red sole.
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.
Salma Hayek had quite a busy holiday weekend! The actress is on a whirlwind world premiere tour for Puss In Boots, and in the past few days alone she’s hit up London, Rome, and Sydney.
She was a model, a muse, and a designer of both clothing and jewelry. In many ways, Loulou de la Falaise was a fashion-industry renaissance woman, and it saddens us deeply to report that she has passed away.
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.
Reader beware: the Twitter echo chamber is a dangerous thing. Contrary to popular internet belief, Suzy Menkes DID NOT break news that Raf Simons is taking over at Yves Saint Laurent.
There are a lot of people who wish really, really rich guys had to pay higher income taxes, and it turns out Pierre Berge, former CEO of the storied fashion house Yves Saint Laurent, is one of them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the long, painful saga that is Christian Louboutin‘s trademark infringement lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent, much has been said of the fact that cobblers had been making red soles centuries before Loubs started featuring them in the 1990s. But Valentino Garavani, the Italian couturier perhaps best known by his first name, used them as recently as the 80s — and no one really cared much then.