The Fashion Week Slap That Turned into a Million Dollar Lawsuit
Sep 14, 2012 - by Emily Draznik
We love a good scandal and luckily New York Fashion Week has a plethora. The latest is that the front row slap that happened thirty minutes before the Zac Posen show just got an upgrade to a million dollar lawsuit.
Lynn Tesoro, Jennifer Eymere, and Marie-Jose Susskin-Jalou
WWD reported yesterday that the slap that sparked a revolution (well, a fashion revolution) just transformed into a lawsuit. For a million dollars.
There was quite a bit of scandal this time around New York Fashion Week, but the incident that's getting the most press is a doozy. At Sunday's Zac Posen Spring 2013 runway show, a publicist Lynn Tesoro got slapped in the face by the French editor of Jalousse, Jennifer Eymere.
Due to a seating misunderstanding and a forty minute delay thanks to Miss Naomi Campbell, the French magazine editor gave one of Zac Posen's publicists a very rude awakening.
The editor later gushed to WWD saying,"I am sorry, I know its bad to do that. It was a small slap. It was not strong. I didnt hurt her, it was just to humiliate her. She humiliated my mom, and I humiliated her in front of her crew. Voilà. I just said at the end, Now you know you dont f*ck with French people."
Now this little mishap is being taken to court. The receiver of the slap, Lynn Tesoro, is suing to the tune of a million dollars claiming, "assault, battery, emotional distress, slander and/or libel." proving that you also don't f*ck with public relations. Take that, mademoiselle.