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Ivanka Trump Accused of Stealing Derek Lam’s Shoe Design

Imitation is the fondest form of flattery,right? So famed shoe designer Derek Lam should have been pleased that the Ivanka released a shoe that – well let’s just say it flatters Derek Lam a great deal. (picture of the two shoes is below). Lam has not sued yet, just fired off a cease and desist […]


Lawsuit between Designer Christian Soriano and Talent Agency Reveals Necessity for Written Agreements

Last month, Project Runway winner Christian Soriano was sued by Designer’s Management Agency (DMA) for unpaid commission. According to the complaint, DMA negotiated Soriano’s highly touted deal with Payless to design shoes for its company. Payless has already put out several lines of the Soriano-designed shoes which Payless hoped would elevate its brand. Now DMA […]