From Raf Simons’ appointment at Dior, to Nicolas Ghesquiere’s departure from Balenciaga, and the arrival of several new ‘It’ girls (or ‘It’ felines, anyway), 2012 brought a lot of big changes in the fashion industry. And, of course, we were on hand to report every single one of them.
Cathy Horyn and Oscar de la Renta may have had the only beef that literally involved beef, but there were a slew of others this year. Fashion people simply could not just let shit slide.
From drawn out legal battles to ironic graffiti wars, click through to rehash 2012′s biggest fashion beefs.
Is there anything that rattles Tory Burch?
On Wednesday, the designer sat down with CNN’s Alina Cho to chat style, business, and of course, that ongoing lawsuit with her ex-husband, in front of an audience of industry VIPs, WWD is reporting. But if you were hoping for any digs or gaffes–which other designers seem so fond of doling out–you’ll be sorely disappointed. Burch remains as unflappable as ever.
Here’s another reason to watch as the nasty legal battle between Tory Burch and ex-husband/business partner Chris continues to unfold: The judge on the case sounds like he’s going to be hilarious.
WWD caught up with Judge Leo Strine, of the Delaware Chancery Court, who is assigned to the Burch case, and, well, let’s just say Strine may have a future career as a standup comedian. Read on to hear what zingers Strine had to say on duck boots, preppy clothing and drunken WASPs.
And the battle of the exes continues.
Last month, Chris Burch filed suit against ex-wife and business partner Tory Burch, claiming breach of contract and tortious interference. Now, Tory Burch is firing back. The designer filed answer and counterclaims to Chris’ suit this morning, WWD is reporting.
She also outlined how Chris Burch allegedly ripped off the Tory Burch brand for his new venture, C.Wonder.
The gloves are finally coming off at Tory Burch.
The designer is fighting back against the lawsuit her ex-husband and ex-business partner filed against her three weeks ago, which alleged breach of contract and tortious interference (among other things). And, needless to say, shit is getting personal.