Lawsuit Filed Against Jeremy Scott and Moschino

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Graffiti artist Joseph Tierney, who goes by the name of Rime, is suing both Moschino and the brand’s creative director Jeremy Scott for apparently copying a piece of work the artist created for The Seventh Letter art organisation in Detroit in 2012 named ‘Vandal Eyes’, and feauring it within Moschino’s autumn/winter 2015 collection.

The look which has caused the dispute is the strapless spray paint gown as worn by Katy Perry at this year’s Met Ball along with by Gigi Hadid on the runway – Jeremy Scott also attended the Met Ball wearing an ensemble resembling similarity to the artistic creation.

The lawsuit, which has been obtained by E! news, states that « The idea of putting graffiti – or « street » art – on ultra-expensive clothing was meant to provoke and generate publicity for the brand/designer. Towards that end, Defendants paid Ms. Perry to advertise and display the clothing at the Gala, a high-profile party thrown annually by one of the nation’s most venerable institutions, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Not only did Ms. Perry and Defendant Scott advertise, wear, and display the clothing at the event, they arrived at the event in a spray painted  Rolls Royce, and even carried around Moschino branded cans of fake spray paint during the event, as if Defendants were responsible for the artwork. »

Both Moschino and Jeremy Scott are yet to comment on the case.

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Written by Beth Arthurs

Blogging since the age of 13, I have never been able to confine my passion for writing. Currently studying Fashion Marketing the University of Leeds and Italian alongside it. My style icon will forever be Gwen Stefani my favourite designer is Alexander Wang

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