NEW YORK — A lot is going on at the Yummie by Heather Thomson brand — a new president, a new patent and a new lawsuit.
For starters, the brand — which was founded by Heather Thomson, a star of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York” — has been granted a utility patent for a variety of shapewear designs, including the original three-panel shaping tanks that were launched in 2008. This is the first utility patent issued to Yummie in addition to the prior 11 design patents held by Thomson for her inventions.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"