Versace Sues Fashion Nova Over Jennifer Lopez Famous Dress Rip-Off

Fashion Nova done messed with the wrong designer this time.

The fashion brand tried their hand at knocking off the iconic Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards — and Versace is suing.

via Complex:

Versace has filed a suit with Fashion Nova for ripping off J.Lo’s Grammy gown, as well as a few other designs. The Italian design house labels Fashion Nova as a fast-fashion movement—a.k.a. scammers. In court documents, Versace calls Fashion Nova a “serial infringer specializing in ‘fast-fashion’ knock-offs.” Versace also points to the famous people who have worn their designs, including Princess Diana, Princess Caroline, Elton John, Lady Gaga and Liz Hurley.

The suit also says that Fashion Nova has been sued at least eight times for this type of alleged wrongdoing, including a suit from Adidas.

Versace says it originally warned the fast-fashion company in July 2019, but when nothing happened Versace decided to take the matter to court. The design house is suing Fashion Nova for profits off Versace replicas, and to get an injunction blocking further sales and damages.

In December 2018, the Los Angeles fashion company Riot Society alleged that Fashion Nova stole a Panda bear and rose design, which the company claimed they copyrighted, according to The Blast. Riot Society sent a cease and desist letter to Fashion Nova in June 2018 but never heard back. They sued $150,000 for infringement and demanded all profits that were made off the design

Baby Phat Returns With Forever 21 Collaboration

The Cat is BACK!

The iconic early 2000s brand has returned with a collaboration with Forever 21.

via Complex:

Per Refinery 29, the new pieces launching Thursday are actually just a preview of a full relaunch collection slated for September. The Forever 21 collab follows the pricing model the shop is known for, meaning prospective buyers who recall the brand’s 2000s heyday can score some of the first wave of the 2019 edition without totally fucking up the monies.

“It’s perfect timing for this,” founder Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner told WWD earlier this year when it was initially announced that she had purchased the brand after a deep search. “Over the past several years, we realized the brand resonates with people and lives deep in their souls.”

At the time, Leissner teased that she and the team had designs on providing a “new messaging” for young people. 

In new comments given to Refinery 29 ahead of Thursday’s reveal, Forever 21’s VP of merchandising Linda Chang touted the brand’s “iconic” status and looked forward to helping new customers discover the looks. 

“It has been an honor to work with Kimora Lee Simmons and her daughters, Ming Lee and Aoki Lee, on this project, and we can’t wait to help customers rediscover a legendary brand,” she said.

Will you be buying? Idk, im still on the fence 😋

Kimora Lee Simmons Plans a Major Relaunch For Baby Phat

Dont call it a comeback.

Creator Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner made the announcement Friday, revealing she had personally purchased the brand from whatever company and is planning to bring it back in a major way.

via Complex:

“We had to hunt around for it,” she told WWD. “[…] It’s perfect timing for this. Over the past several years, we realized the brand resonates with people and lives deep in their souls.”

Baby Phat was a sub-label of the Phat Fashions imprint owned by Leissner’s ex-husband Russell Simmons. The brand served as the womenswear counterpart of Phat Farm, and earned more than a billion dollars in sales during its heyday. Baby Phat, along with the Phat Fashions companies, was sold to Kellwood Apparel in 2004. A couple of years later, Leissner took on the role of brand president, and held that position until 2010. The details surrounding her departure were not revealed; however, Leissner would go on to suggest that the move was not her decision. 

It’s over. It’s absolutely over. It was very abrupt and sudden. I was shocked,” she told the Daily News in 2010. “It’s very, very sad for me. It was totally unexpected.”

Leissner told WWD that the Baby Phat relaunch is scheduled for spring, and that it will deliver “mainstream sportswear” pieces for millennials. She said the inaugural collection will take cues from her personal archives, resulting in a mix of retro and modern elements.

“We’re working fast and furiously and have a lot up our sleeves,” she said.

Come thru 90s fashion!

Porsha Williams Is Slaying Her Way Through Pregancy

Porsha Williams has been killing moment of her pregnancy.

Real Housewives of Atlanta star is living dream life after almost giving up on love.She’s found love in the arms of entrepreneur Dennis McKinley and is a soon-to-be-mom, Porsha has been glowing like never before. She’s been serving nothing but the best of maternity style on social media.

Williams, 37, spilled the tea during the show that she almost gave up on her dreams of having a family. Thankfully, Dennis was the game changer and kept his promise to make her the happiest woman in the world. “I have never had someone love me the way he does,” she said during an episode. “I have never had someone want to be there for me. So that’s why this pregnancy is like a miracle to me. Because I am starting to see all these things that I have prayed for and wanted for so many years actually happen.”

The countdown for Porsha Jr. (aka PJ) and her arrival is almost over. Peep the pics below to see my faves of Porsha pregnancy slayage .

One thing’s for sure baby girl will know fashion!

Black Panther’s Ruth E. Carter Win Oscar for Best Costume Design

Ruth E. Carter took home the Academy Award for ‘Best Costume Design’ for her astonishing work on Marvel’s ‘Black Panther.’

She’s the first Black woman EVER to win in that category. It is also the first Oscar EVER for Marvel Studios.

via EW:

Carter — a previous Oscar nominee for Amistad and Malcom X — helped clothe the entire fictional nation of Wakanda in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, crafting everything from Chadwick Boseman’s superhero suit to the Dora Milaje’s colorful armor. The award is also the first Oscar won by Marvel Studios.

“Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king,” Carter said in her acceptance speech. “It’s been my life’s honor to create costumes. Thank you to the Academy, and thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead on screen.”

Carter also thanked Spike Lee — himself a nominee this year for BlacKkKlansman— for giving her her “start” with Malcolm X. “I hope this makes you proud,” she added.

Carter previously opened up to EW about the overwhelming response to Black Panther, which scored seven Oscar nominations and has earned more than $1.3 billion at the global box office.

“It’s such an important film,” Carter she told EW. “It made such a mark and I love the costumes myself. For the fans, I’m just so proud that it got recognized by the Academy as well. Sometimes, the fans will love something and the Academy won’t recognize it, so you think, was it big enough or was it great enough? But, it feels like a home run.”

Carter beat out fellow nominees Mary Zophres for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Sandy Powell for The Favourite and Mary Poppins Returns, and Alexandra Byrne for Mary Queen of Scots.

Yayyyy👑 Congrats Ruth!

Payless ShoeSource To Close All Remaining U.S. Stores

Stick A Fork In Payless ShoeSource because They’re DONE!

The huge retailer broke the news on Friday that they will be closing the remainder of their 2,100 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The company is also shutting down all they e-commerce operations.

via USA Today:

We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May.

This process does not affect the company’s franchise operations or its Latin American stores, which remain open for business as usual.

Liquidations sales will begin on Sunday

Who remembers rocking they Payless ProWings back in the day before they started charging $50 for “cheap shoes.”