Today’s Fashion Headlines. June 12, 2012.

June 12, 2012 • Beauty, Celebrity Style, Fashion Blog, Legally Yours


Lagerfeld Makes Up with Shu Uemura

Karl Lagerfeld’s latest surprising collaboration comes after more than 20 years of using the products in question — and not for their intended purpose. Having employed Shu Uemura makeup to hand-color his illustrations — spanning fashion sketches, portraits and political cartoons — the Paris-based designer will create a special holiday collection for the Japanese beauty firm.

To be labeled Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura, it is slated for international distribution starting in November. Lagerfeld is in charge of the color selection and the packaging — and he has already photographed the accompanying campaign. The project is to be unveiled to the trade in September, Righi said, hinting the products would reflect the designer’s “iconic, ironic style.”

Another Louboutin Set Back

A French court delivered a blow to shoe designer Christian Louboutin’s red-sole trademark last week after it ruled in favor of the local subsidiary of clothing chain Zara over the right to sell red-soled shoes. The Cour de Cassation, the final court of appeal, upheld a June 2011 decision by a court of appeal in favor of Zara, owned by Spanish manufacturing giant Inditex, and sentenced Louboutin to pay Zara 2,500 euros, or $3,600 at current exchange, as compensation.

Zara filed an appeal after the court that heard the case in the first instance ruled in favor of Louboutin, which had sued Zara France for counterfeiting and unfair competition on the grounds that Zara sold an open-toed shoe similar to its Yo Yo model.

The case is being watched closely to see if District Court Judge Victor Marrero’s opinion that no one designer should have a “monopoly” on any color, will have wide-ranging implications for other brands.

GaGa Back in Vogue

When Lady Gaga’s first Vogue cover was published in March 2011, it was an instant hit at newsstand and eventually became the second biggest seller of the year. No wonder Vogue is going with Gaga again, this time for its all-important September cover. According to sources, Gaga has already been shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to mark the debut of her first fragrance from Coty Beauty, which is set to come out sometime in the fall. The scent may be named Monster, according to reports. When she signed the license in September 2010, Gaga said it would smell of “blood and semen.”

– Taneisha Jordan

Source: WWD

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