Daily Links: February 21, 2019

Kim Kardashian is Suing Missguided, Cites Right of Publicity Violations, Trademark Infringement
  1. Karl Lagerfeld transformed what we think wealth looks like – Lagerfeld had a keen sense for the spectacle of fashion: His Paris Fashion Week shows for Chanel involved set pieces like icebergs and towering cruise ships, which were just as much a testament to the brand’s financial muscle as they were to its designer’s inventiveness. Read more on Vox
  2. Kim Kardashian is Suing Missguided, Cites Right of Publicity Violations, Trademark Infringement – Kim Kardashian is suing Missguided for using her to sell its copycat garments. Counsel for Kardashian filed a complaint on her behalf in a California federal court on Wednesday, accusing the Manchester-based fast fashion company of engaging in “willful” trademark infringement and unfair competition, and of running afoul of right of publicity law by using Kardashian’s name and images of her to promote its wares without her authorization. Read more on TFL
  3. A new membership program looks to alleviate pain points of emerging fashion designers – On Not Just A Label, customers can buy clothes directly from designers. Siegel said the company launched the careers of designers including Mary Katrantzou, Damir Doma and Rad Hourani. The majority of its designers are based in the U.S. and U.K., and customers come from all around the globe. Read more on Glossy
  4. Miuccia Prada on Fashion, Football and Racism – Ahead of her Autumn/Winter 2019 show, the contrarian designer and billionaire businesswoman speaks exclusively to Tim Blanks about Prada’s response to its recent blackface scandal, the lack of honesty in fashion and why she loves football. Read more on BoF

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