Gucci and Guess have finally gone head to head in a New York federal court room today. To settle their dispute over Guess’s alleged infringement over Gucci’s signature G monogram, red and green stripped and the diamond motif.
“This case is not about following fashion trends,” said Gucci attorney Louis Ederer. “It’s about a massive, complicated scheme to knock off Gucci’s best-known and iconic designs. “May 9 marks the three-year anniversary of this case – it’s about time Gucci had its day in court.” Gucci also demands that Guess pays the label back for any profit made from the alleged copied designs, naming one red-and-green-striped shoe specifically – WWD reports.
To which Guess replied Via their attorney Daniel Petrocelli, “Guess doesn’t slap a house name on a product, Guess screams its name, it surrounds you,” he said, adding later, “Gucci uses leather, Guess uses plastic, that’s why it costs 100 bucks. Gucci fabric, Gucci this, Gucci swatches. This is how they talk. That’s how they identify looks and feels and fabrics… This case is built on a house of cards. That you can create intent from whole clothing and run it back and collect $220 million.”
Wow let the battle Commence…
The glitterati recently attended the 40th anniversary celebration of Audemars Piguet’s iconic timepiece Royal Oak. To pay homage to the world’s first ever luxury sports timepiece, the Swiss Manufacturer curated a special exhibition. This showcase kicked off with an exclusive black tie soiree. Where producer Swizz Beats was spotted in a rather ill-fitting suit. Hmm did he borrow the suit from his wife Alicia Keys?
David Guetta appeared on BBC ONE’s Graham Norton show last night to perform his track Titanium.Wearing the SS12 Balmain biker jacket, featured here in January. Along with Dsquared studded Jeans David scored a winning outfit. As he entered the set Graham noted to David that he has the same jacket then he noticed something else very similar. Heres a clip of the funny exchange….
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