Fashion

03.26.13

Tory Burch's New Legal Entanglement; Yoko Ono's Opening Ceremony Collection Under Fire

and Nasty Gal might be acquired by Urban Outfitters.

Tory Burch's New Lawsuit: Tory Burch, fresh off of legal woes with her ex-husband Chris Burch, has now turned her attention to a new alleged offender, WWD reports. Her company has now reportedly taken legal action against Bluebell Wholesale Inc., a producer of cheap novelty jewelry and accessories. A spokesperson for Burch told WWD that they discovered Bluebell selling “unauthorized reproductions” of the brand’s famous ‘TT’ insignia. Burch officials reportedly hired an investigator to order goods from the company, which yielded necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets that were "strikingly similar to Burch's own." Bluebell did not respond to WWD’s request for comment. [WWD]

Yoko Ono's OC Line Labeled a Rip OffYoko Ono’s Opening Ceremony collection has come under fire from Brooklyn fashion designer Haleh Nematzadeh who claims Ono ripped inspiration straight from her designs. “They took everything with no shame. They stole from me blatantly,” she told The New York Post. When reached for comment, a spokesperson for Opening Ceremony told The Daily Beast, “Neither Yoko Ono nor Opening Ceremony comments on pending litigation.” (A PR representative for Nematzadeh didn't return our e-mail asking for comment.) [NY Post]

Nasty Gal To Be Bought by UO?: In a New York Times profile, Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso hints that her successful e-commerce site (which started as an eBay shop) may soon be acquired by Urban Outfitters. Writes The Times: “Urban Outfitters recently contacted Ms. Amoruso about a potential acquisition, according to people briefed on the discussions. Asked about that, Ms. Amoruso said only, ‘We’re talking’.” [NY Times]

Minnie Mouse's New Look: Minnie Mouse finally made her Parisian fashion debut over the weekend at Disneyland Paris, where she was dressed by Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz. Her new jeweled royal blue dress may be the thing of fashion royalty, but it was not well received by onlookers. “It’s definitely more mature. It looks a bit mother of the bride. I preferred polka dots,” one spectator told the AP. This fashion Minnie’s curvy figure was left intact unlike the ‘skinny Minnie’ version that Barneys New York devised for their 2012 holiday campaign. [AP]