Kendall and Kylie Jenner are fighting hard against allegations by a photographer that they ripped off his images of Tupac for a line of T-shirts.The reality star sisters formally responded to a July lawsuit by Michael Miller alleging they used his copyrighted photos of the late rapper for a run of Kendall + Kylie brand T-shirts, claiming Miller hasn’t shown he actually has the rights to the images.While the Jenners and their brand argued that Miller’s purported copyright registrations for the images are “invalid,” they also argued that if they did infringe any copyright, they “did so with innocent intent,” according to the filing. This is generally in line with the sister’s initial position soon after Miller filed the lawsuit that his accusations were “completely false,” but they also said the T-shirts were properly bought “vintage” goods and that no image was copied.Only two of the T-shirts, which feature the sisters’ brightly colored initials emblazoned over images of Tupac, sold before being removed from their web site, a brand spokeswoman said at the time.Tupac was only one artist the sisters used for the line of T-shirts and others featured Metallica, Notorious B.I.G. and The Doors. The sisters also took to Instagram to issue a joint apology, admitting the shirts “were not well thought-out,” stressing they did not mean to offend any of the artists or their families and that they were going to “learn from these mistakes.”That apology wasn’t enough for Miller, who’s seeking $150,000 for each presentation of his alleged photographs.Miller said two of his copyrighted photos of Tupac have been wholly “misappropriated” by the youngest sisters of the Jenner-Kardashian brood, and he was never notified of their use and never gave such authorization.In addition to his claims of copyright infringement, Miller is accusing the sisters and their brand of intentionally removing a watermark on one of the photos and is seeking additional unspecified damages for the act.The Jenners have denied all of Miller’s claims and told the court that he is not entitled to any damages.For More, See:Kylie Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics On Way to Becoming $1B BrandKim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj Cause Chaos at Mert and Marcus PartyAdwoa Aboah at the Heart of Legal Fight Between The Lions and DNA Management
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.