Kim Kardashian Sues Fashion Co. You’re Fully ‘Missguided’ … Using Me to Sell Your Knockoffs!!!
2/20/2019 3:05 PM PST
Just one day after Kim Kardashian tore into a fast fashion company for ripping off her style … she’s hammering the message home by taking a different one to court.
Kim just filed suit against Missguided USA — an online retailer that sells outfits resembling ones worn by celebs, and oftentimes by Kim herself — for using her name and image without permission to advertise their own “knock-off” designs.
In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Kim cites multiple instances where Missguided posted its own versions of outfits Kim was photographed wearing. Kim claims the outfits are often whipped up and peddled in a matter of days, sometimes hours.
Her lawsuit includes a side by side of her own post, next to one from Missguided as evidence of what pisses her off about the company.
She also says Missguided often tags her on their social media posts — and includes photos of her — giving people the wrong idea that she’s working with the co.
Sources close to the case tell us the Missguided lawsuit is just one of many more to come against fashion knockoff brands.
It’s interesting … Kim just slammed Fashion Nova for recreating her vintage Mugler “boob belt” dress from the other night, saying this practice by fast fashion companies was “devastating.” Fashion Nova did not use her image to sell their stuff.
Missguided, however, did … and that’s why Kim’s going after them.
She’s asking a judge for an injunction to immediately stop Missguided from using her image …. and she wants damages in excess of $10 million.
T.I. Adds Burberry to Boycott List … These Aren’t Coincidences
2/20/2019 7:31 AM PST
T.I.‘s gonna be rocking nothing but tighty-whities soon — and not high-end ones — because he’s adding Burberry to his fashion boycott list in response to its noose hoodie fiasco.
Tip ripped the brand Tuesday, just as he did Gucci and Prada last week, and dismissed Burberry’s apology for the controversial design — a new hoodie with drawstrings tied into a noose. His words for Burberry were sharp … “These aren’t coincidences” … clearly referring to the other fashion house blunders.
The backlash against Burberry started Tuesday after a model pointed out that the company made her wear the controversial sweater on a runway despite her objections. It wasn’t until she went public, that Burberry issued its full mea culpa.
Not good enough for T.I., whose boycott list is now at 4 — Gucci, Prada, Moncler and Burberry — for their use of racist imagery.
Remember, Floyd bragged to our photog about dropping a bundle at Gucci, and refused to bow to any boycott.
Gucci Issues Guidelines to Deal w/ Angry Customers … CEO Confesses Blackface Ignorance
2/20/2019 12:10 AM PST
As Gucci’s blackface controversy rages on, the company’s taking steps to make sure it doesn’t get any worse … by training employees how to handle “disruptive behavior.”
Gucci sent out an “updated security protocol” playbook — obtained by TMZ — to its staff, suggesting ways to deal with protesters or potential troublemakers.
According to the internal memo, Gucci anticipates, “individuals may be coming into our stores to express their concerns or looking for a reaction, and it is important to be extremely cautious, empathetic and focused on de-escalation in the current heightened situation.”
Check out the protocols … Gucci provides employees a script for different situations and specifically spells out how to approach possible pranksters or people recording video on the premises.
As for the blackface sweater — Gucci authorizes its workers to apologize on behalf of the company and accept any return of the item … even if it’s past the company policy of 14 days. Any other item purchased more than 14 days ago cannot be returned, however.
The overall the message to employees couldn’t be clearer, though — “ALWAYS FOCUS ON DE-ESCALATION. NEVER ENGAGE IN A VERBAL OR PHYSICAL ALTERCATION WITH A CLIENT.”
There’s more … Gucci’s CEO, Marco Bizzarri, also sent a letter to employees saying he initially thought the luxury brand’s blackface sweater was a minor snafu and people were overreacting.
He insists the mistake was unintentional, though … and admits in the letter of being ignorant of “the history and significance of blackface.”
Bizzarri says the company’s going to hire 5 new designers from around the world to fill positions within the Rome design office to increase the company’s diversity of perspectives and vows that, “any product that is, or may be perceived as, culturally insensitive does not get to the production stage.”
‘ANTM’ Star J Alexander Get Some Rope for Burberry!!! Noose Hoodie is Too Much
2/19/2019 3:57 PM PST
J Alexander is blasting Burberry for showcasing a hoodie with a noose around the neck … saying the people who gave it the green light are the ones who should be hanged!
We got the famed “American’s Next Top Model” coach Tuesday at LAX, and he didn’t hold back in his criticism of Burberry’s design from London Fashion Week.
As you might know … Burberry apologized after getting tons of backlash for showcasing the noose hoodie, calling it a mistake and insensitive. Even the model who was forced to wear the hoodie is speaking out, saying “suicide is not fashion.”
You gotta see his call for Burberry to be brought to fashion justice. Basically, he thinks the brand deserves a taste of its own medicine — but he says in his own VERY colorful way.
Kim Kardashian West Rips Fashion Nova For Ripping Off Her Look
2/19/2019 10:24 AM PST
10:21 AM PT — A rep for the Fashion Nova brand tells us, “Fashion Nova is an ultra-fast fashion brand that is capable of executing design within hours and believes in fairness in pricing. We strive to offer our customers affordable leading trends. We respect the fashion community and work with a variety of vendors, designers, influencers and celebrities to keep our style offering fresh and relevant.”
The statement continues, “Kim Kardashian-West is one of the top fashion icons in the world that our customers draw inspiration from. However, we have not worked with Kim Kardashian-West directly on any of her projects but have been driven by her influential style.”
Kim Kardashian West is going after fashion companies like Fashion Nova for jacking original designs and promoting them as their own, or even worse — making it seem like she’s in cahoots.
KKW says it’s “devastating” to see brands “rip off designs that have taken the blood, sweat and tears of true designers who have put their all into their own original ideas.” Kim doesn’t name Fashion Nova … but it’s pretty obvious they’re the target.
She’s specifically referencing the black, one-of-a-kind vintage Mugler dress she wore at the Hollywood Beauty Awards Sunday night — which instantly went viral.
The next day, a knock-off version of that dress popped up on FN’s website, but only for waitlist. Kim claims this is because the dress obviously hasn’t been made to sell yet, and it’s simply a ploy to attract customers by tricking them into thinking Kim has a relationship with the company.
Kim adds … “I’ve watched these companies profit off my husband’s work for years and now that it’s also affecting designers who have been so generous to give me access to their beautiful works, I can no longer sit silent.”
She’s also warning folks not to believe what they see online, emphasizing she’s built relationships with amazing designers to pull off her famous looks, but — “I don’t have any relationships with these sites. I’m not leaking my looks to anyone, and I don’t support what these companies are doing.”
Originally published — 9:03 AM PST
Karl Lagerfeld Dead at 85
2/19/2019 5:34 AM PST
Lagerfeld died in a Parisian hospital … according to Chanel, where he served as creative director. He was reportedly admitted on Monday night. No cause of death has been released, but there’d been a buzz about his health since he missed 2 Chanel shows last month.
He’d appeared on the runway at the end of every Chanel event since joining the fashion house in 1983. At the close of one of the January shows in Paris, the announcer wished Karl a quick recovery.
German-born Lagerfeld, who previously worked for Fendi, was the toast of the fashion world for decades … commonly seen rocking his trademark shades at Chanel shows.
We lost a true legend! You were such an inspiration to the world! You shot my first fashion shoot & I was so nervous to work w such an icon! The world is so much chicer because u existed! I’m beyond honored to have had the opportunity to work w u. U are so loved & will be missed pic.twitter.com/0BSXoLDNN7
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 19, 2019
Kim Kardashian reacted to his death, thanking the icon for her first fashion photo shoot.
Lagerfeld is survived by his beloved cat, Choupette, which he’d had since 2011. He famously said he would marry his pet, if it were legal.
He was 85.
Kim, Khloe & Kylie Putting Our Kids’ Names to Work
2/18/2019 6:52 AM PST
The Kardashian-Jenner sisters have filed docs to trademark the names of their kids — Saint, North and Chicago West along with True Thompson and Stormi Webster. In docs, obtained by TMZ, their mommas say they want to slap the kids’ names on a number of products … including a clothing line, toys and skin care products.
Kylie in particular also filed a trademark for “Stormiworld” — no big mystery what inspired that move, but safe to say Stormi could take after mom or dad.
What’s more … the fam wants the ability to sign endorsement deals to pimp others’ products, although the application doesn’t list specifics.
Welcome to the family biz, kids. Now get to work!
Don Cheadle I Support Trans Kids
2/17/2019 7:03 AM PST
Don Cheadle made a powerful statement on ‘SNL’ Saturday night — not audibly, but visually.
Cheadle hosted the show and when he introduced the musical guest, Gary Clark, Jr., he wore a tee with the words “Protect Trans Kids” emblazoned on it.
The actor said nothing about the message, but as you know Donald Trump has attacked the trans community with policies like booting them from the military. Trump also reversed the Obama policy of supporting the rights of trans students to use the bathroom of their choice.
Sometimes … you don’t have to say something to deliver a powerful message.
Lee Radziwill Jackie Kennedy’s Sister Dead at 85
2/16/2019 7:19 AM PST
Radziwill — whose daughter-in-law, Carole Radziwill, is a cast member on “Real Housewives of New York” — died Friday at her home in New York City.
Jackie and Lee were the most famous sisters in the world in the early ’60s. She went by Princess Lee Radziwill. The title was bestowed when she married Polish aristocrat, Prince Stanislaw Albrecht Radziwill.
The joke in the U.S. for years was that Lee wasn’t really a princess, or if she was no one knew the country associated with the title. Gilda Radner famously mused as Roseanne Rosannadanna on ‘SNL’ that no one knew what she was princess of.
Lee circulated in high society, with friends that included Truman Capote, Rudolf Nureyev and Andy Warhol.
Lee and Jackie were extremely competitive growing up, and Lee often said it was hard for her to measure up to the future First Lady. She recounted in her autobiography her dad favored Jackie, adding, “That was very clear to me but I didn’t resent it because I understood he had reason to.”
Lee was married 3 times. Her third husband was film director Herbert Ross.
Lee had 2 children.
She was 85.