Category Archives: When Fashion and Law Collide

Haute Links

THIS WEEK IN FASHION, BEAUTY, BRAND, AND ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Get the perfect manicure for spring/Diane Von Furstenberg honored five inspirational women this past weekend at the annual DVF Awards in New York. Among attendees were Gabby Douglas and Robin Roberts/Socialite turned … Continue reading

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Social Capital: 2012 State of Style Advocacy Day

The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce Invites All Fashion Professionals and Members of the Creative Community  to Unite! Fashion Advocacy Day is open to the Public. For more information, click here.  

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This Week’s Haute Links: 8.16.2011

1.  Karl Lagerfeld’s line for Macys Impulse drops August 31st (I am really not impressed). – The Budget Babe 2. A judge denied Louboutin’s motion for preliminary injunctiona in the case of  Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent America, … Continue reading

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Whoops! There it is…

After a nipple exposing performance on Good Morning America, Nicki Minaj has parents up in a roar. The Parents Television Council, a non-partisan advocacy group for “responsible entertainment”, fights against ‘fleeting’ images and language on television.  GMA apologized for the … Continue reading

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“Too Beautiful” L’Oreal Ads Banned in UK

The Advertising Standards Authority, an advertising watchdog group in Britain, has banned two overly retouched L’Oreal’s ads claiming that the digitally altered images are misleading. The first was an ad for it’s Lamcome brand Teint Miracle foundation, featuring actress and model Julia Roberts. … Continue reading

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Clayton v. Steinagel: The Case Against Requiring a License for Hair Braiders

Jestina Clayton sued the state of Utah recently, challenging a law requiring hair braiders to receive a cosmetology license. Clayton, a Sierra Leon native, had been braiding hair since she was a little girl, and used her skills to bring in extra cash … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: “The (Most) Coveted”

The-Coveted.com v. TheCoveted.com: is the case between two fashion related websites using the same name–“The Coveted”.  Janine  Jacob, founder of the popular Independent Fashion Bloggers organization (which I attended in 2009 and wrote about here) and creator of the Evolving Influence … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: The Truth in Labeling Act

On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill requiring all garments made of real fur be labeled. Currently, garments made of real fur valued under $150, i.e., fur-trimmed apparel,  are not required to be labeled. Some manufacturers/retailers,  proudly promote their use of fur … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: Copyright Bill to Protect Fashion Designs

On December 1, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill introduced by Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York), called the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPPA, S.3728), that will give copyright protection to clothing designs, protecting them from copycats. The … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: Harper’s Bazaar List

A collection of documents belonging to Harper’s Bazaar, which were left on the desktop of a Los Angeles hotel’s public lobby computer and contained the magazine’s preferred label list, along with the call sheets for three LA photoshoots, call into question the … Continue reading

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Knock It Off!

 WWD reported yesterday that Forever 21 settled (yet another) lawsuit alleging that it had ripped off another company’s design.  The bargain-priced retailer has been sued over 50 times. Some of the designers that have sued Forever 21 are Diane von Furstenberg, Anna … Continue reading

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“Good Hair” Movie Producer Chris Rock Sued by “My Nappy Roots’”

A host of celebs turned out on Monday night and walked the red carpet (close to gawking passers by) for the Manhatton screening of Chris Rock’s documentary film, “Good Hair” hosted by the Cinema Society. You would never have known that Chris … Continue reading

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Abercrombie and Fierce

After researching bankruptcy and tax law all day long, I am happy to analyze the merits of the suit filed by Abercrombie and Fitch against Beyoncé Knowel, over the right use the name Fierce for her fragrance.   Beyoncé  recently signed a deal … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: American Apparel (Again)

  American Apparel, the largest garment manufacturer in the U.S., and “arguably the most vocal” in speaking up against U.S. immigration policies, is terminating about 1,500 employees at its Los Angeles factory, because they were unable to prove their immigration status … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: Salacious Obscenities

One visit to the American Apparel website, and it’s clear that they aren’t just selling T-shirts (that I so adore). Adolescent-looking models, with dear caught in headlights expressions, in “come hither” poses, are like, well, the retailers trademark. And nipples are … Continue reading

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