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NEWS / January 25 2012 7:40 AM

Christian Louboutin Recruits DVF in Trademark Case Against YSL

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The Christian Louboutin-Yves Saint Laurent red-sole trademark battle is still raging on. Well, perhaps “raging” isn’t the right word…teetering on, if you will. Yesterday Diane von Furstenberg lent her support to the couture cobbler in the Manhattan courtroom where he sat before three  Appeals Court  judges to determine the fate of his sole. 

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SPREAD'EM / January 19 2012 7:24 AM

YSL to Launch First Men’s Campaign in Five Years

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Yves Saint Laurent is showing their manly side this spring with its first menswear ad campaign in almost five years. The last time YSL ran a menswear campaign was for fall 2007 when Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot industrial designer Marc Newsom. Reflecting, according to the house of YSL, the continued global growth of its men’s wear line,  Stefano Pilati signed on David Sims to capture model Baptiste Radufe for spring 2012. 

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CULTURE / January 3 2012 7:30 AM

Christian Louboutin’s Fairytale Beginning: As Told by Net-a-Porter

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Somehow this got lost to us amongst the shuffle and kerfuffle of the holiday season, but Net-a-Porter opened up its storybook of Grimm’s Fashion Fairytales to tell the story of Christian Louboutin, in celebration of the master cobbler’s 20th anniversary. Making animated guest appearances in this tongue-in-cheek account of Louboutin’s rise to prominence are Helmut LangGrace Jones, Yves Saint Laurent and his muse Loulou de la FalaisePrincess Caroline of Monaco and socialite Hélène de Mortemart as the requisite fairy godmother. Snuggle up under the covers, kids, it’s sartorial storytime!

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FASHION / January 2 2012 5:29 PM

Heels for Your Highness

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Lords and Ladies. Dukes, Duchesses, Prince and Princesses. Your Royal Highness. I present to thee 10 shoes worthy of your regal names. Please take them on behalf of our countenance that worship designers and their wares. May you stand at least a foot taller each time you step. And to you, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, I thank thee for donning shoes so royally spectacular. 

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