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Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Louboutin Squaring Off!

31 May 2011 No Comment


The latest fashion controversy has both Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Louboutin seeing red. Literally. After allegations of copying were claimed by Christian Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent responded with a $1 million lawsuit.

So who’s the real McCoy and who’s the copy cat? Christian Louboutin claims that their red-soled shoes were created in 1992 with the desire to create energy on the sole, while Yves Saint Laurent argues that red has been used throughout history, and there’s no proper way to trademark a color.

Sorry, Christian Louboutin, we don’t agree with you on this one. If you can trademark colors, than the folks at Apple would probably have trademarked every shade of white allowed by the FCC, along with Kanye West claiming he created every pastel color known to man. If Christian Louboutin could prove that their “Red” was unique or special, we’d feel more inclined to align ourselves with all their celebrity followers, but not this time.

For more information on this standoff, check out the Source.


Akwa Etuk

Assistant Managing Editor


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