A few years ago, I met Marla Maples in L.A. She was actually very nice, and told me the best part of having a teenage daughter was getting to swap clothes. "I could live in her Abercrombie and Fitch denim minis," Marla said. Meanwhile, it seems Tiffany was reaping the rewards of trading those $49.50 skirts for some of her mom's leftover couture - now she tells Okay! magazine that she wants to start a clothing line. It would actually make a lot of sense to have another Trump child with another enterprise, especially since Ivanka Trump has not just a real estate business, but also a jewelry boutique on the Upper East Side. We're wondering if Tiffany's collection would have a Chick by Nicky Hilton vibe, or if she'll go more upscale like her sister. Perhaps she could start by interning for another well-connected line like Marchesa, and take off from there?
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Adventures in Copyright: Derek Lam Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter to Ivanka Trump for 'Blatantly and Intentionally' Copying His Shoes
Ivanka Trump, you're fired! The socialite, Trump heiress, and businesswoman is accused of copying Derek Lam's covetable Ayami wedge. And from the looks of it he has a pretty open-and-shut case (see above). A Derek Lam shoe designer was shopping on Bloomingdales when they realized there was something oddly familiar about Ivanka Trump's Cadie wedge sandal, reports WWD. The shoe designer alerted Derek Lam CEO Jan-Hendrik Schlottman and the company quickly sent a cease-and-desist letter to Ivanka Trump Footwear and its licensee, Marc Fisher Footwear, yesterday. Trump now has seven business days to yank the offending wedge from all retailers.
Ivanka Trump Footwear Fires Back at Derek Lam: Says Copied Shoe Is Not 'Iconic'
Yesterday Derek Lam sent Ivanka Trump Footwear a cease-and-desist letter requesting Trump stop selling her 'Cadie' wedge sandal, which Lam alleges “blatantly and intentionally copied” his Ayami wedge sandal. To glance at the two shoes, there's no doubt about it: they look identical. “It’s such an investment to make a shoe…we had to protest this," Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann, chief executive officer of Derek Lam told WWD. But Marc Fisher, which produces Ivanka Trump Footwear, is refuting Lam's charges. How?