French fashion power-houses Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent cross swords in a New York court over allegations YSL breached Louboutin’s Red Sole trademark.
Actress Kate Bosworth in a pair of Christian Louboutin heels
Entertaining scenes in a New York courtroom on Friday where squabbling fashion houses Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent met to argue the former’s allegations that the latter infringed their Red Sole trademark for their 2011 cruise collection.
Women’s Wear Daily reported from the courtroom that ‘red pumps and sandals were strewn everywhere’ with presiding judge, Victor Marrero, even lightening the mood at one point by exclaiming “Nice shoes!” with a smile.
Yves Saint Laurent’s lawyer, David Bernstein, argued that his client had been using red as a signature colour since the fashion house was founded in 1962 and that even King Louis XIV of France and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz had red-soled shoes. He went on to question whether......