After filing a lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent for infringing on his trademark red soles, Christian Louboutin is now going after Carmen Steffens for the same exact thing. But unlike YSL, the Steffens is ready to throw down in court.
In a statement released on Monday, the Brazilian company thinks it's "surprising that another brand is trying to reserve the rights to any color. The tones are not the same, and, as catalogs dating from 1996 can prove, Carmen Steffens shoes contain soles of all colors, including red."
Their international development director, Gabriel Spaniol, added:
"We are ready to provide unassailable evidence that we have been using colored soles, especially red, before Mr. Christian Louboutin popularized his."
In the lawsuit filed on Thursday, Louboutin claims YSL's red shoes with red soles "are virtually identical to plaintiff's Red Sole Mark is likely to cause and is causing confusion, mistake and deception among the relevant purchasing public as to the origin of the infringing footwear."
While the shoes in question do look similar, we think Monsieur Louboutin is going to have a problem winning this one. YSL's red on red shoe is part of a larger collection that matches the color of the shoe with the sole.
The court papers also say Louboutin only noticed the alleged copycat in January, which is kinda funny since YSL's sold red sole shoes in the past.
Kanye West never disappoints when it comes to special occasions.
On Friday, Mr. West gave wifeKim Kardashian Westan AMAZING birthday shoutout by compiling home movies spanning across her childhood. The sweet message features many never before seen moments from Kim's life, which comes as a nice treat for fans considering West has been radio silent since her terrifying ordeal in Paris.
While the rapper's note to the reality star was simple, his video montage was incredibly poignant and heartfelt. Not only does the clip highlight the beauty's deep family roots, but it also places emphasis on Kimmy's strong bond with her late father Robert Kardashian.
Well, you have to admit Yeezy slays when it comes to lavishing his wife with affection!