At the end of August, we wrote an Adventures in Copyright begging Alexander McQueen to do something about Steve Madden's blatant copies. Some of you agreed, one commenter asked, "Do you think McQueen cares this much?" To which of course we'd heartily answer yes. So you can imagine, or try to, how high we jumped for joy when this morning, WWD announced that McQueen's suing Madden. The suit, filed in Manhattan October 1, calls Madden's Seryna bootie a "studied imitation" of McQueen's Faithful and points out, like we did, that the only detail missing is McQueen's trademarked skull zipper. In exchange for Madden's attempts to profit off of the Brit's “widespread media attention,” they're asking for an injunction, profits and payment of legal fees. Now if we could just get Messieurs Blahnik and Louboutin on the case, throw in Tamara Mellon's attitude, Jessie Randall's charm and Marc's spunk, this could be the most fashionable class action lawsuit ever.
At the end of August, we wrote an Adventures in Copyright begging Alexander McQueen to do something about Steve Madden's blatant copies. Some of you