Fashion Nova sued of duplicating Jennifer Lopez’s notorious Versace dress
Versace has slapped retail brand Fashion Nova with a claim asserting it ripped off a portion of the Italian designer’s clothing ideas, including the thought for Jennifer Lopez’s notable dress from the 2000 Grammy Awards, court papers show.
Celeb-supported Versace recorded the suit on Monday in California government court, demanding a preliminary by jury and looking for injunctive relief and undefined harms.
Court papers detail how Fashion Nova, which was portrayed as “a retailer and serial infringer specializing in ‘fast-fashion’ knock-offs,” had deliberately dedicated copyright infringement, trademark infringement and trade dress infringement for duplicating three of Versace’s signature designs: the gold and black “Barocco – 57” pattern, the “Pop Hearts” design and the “Jungle Pattern.”
“[T]he green ‘Jungle Pattern’ dress … which famously was worn by Jennifer Lopez at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, was identified as one of the ‘most iconic dresses of all time’ in a 2008 poll,” the complaint states. “Similarly, the black and gold ‘Barocco – 57’ design depicted above is among the most well-known designs in the fashion world, and instantly recognizable by consumers as Versace.”
Lopez recently made headlines when she swaggered down the runway in a version of the well-known gown, finishing off Versace’s show during Milan Fashion Week in September.
The 35-page claim incorporates photos of some of Fashion Nova’s purportedly very comparable products and furthermore clarifies that the retailer has a history of such fashion design infringement. Fashion Nova didn’t quickly react to FOX Business’ request for comment.
“Since its launch in 2013, [Fashion Nova] has been sued at least eight times by other designers (such as Adidas) for the same type of copyright and trademark infringement as Versace asserts here,” the court documents state.
Model and businessperson Kim Kardashian-West additionally purportedly spoke out in February against fast-fashion brands, for example, Fashion Nova, after a vintage Thierry Mugler dress was replicated and sold online, WWD revealed.
Fashion Nova later reacted to Kardashian-West, writing in an announcement presented on its Instagram: “Fashion Nova is an ultra-fast fashion brand that is capable of executing design within hours and believes in fairness in pricing … Kim Kardashian-West is one of the top fashion icons in the world that our customers draw inspiration from. However, we have not worked with Kim Kardashian-West directly on any of her projects but have been driven by her influential style.”
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