Joseph Tierney, is a well known street artist who goes by the name Rime. Earlier today in Los Angeles, Rime filed a fashion meets graffiti lawsuit against a famous luxury fashion house and its creative director.
Rime alleges that this mural was used on a dress debuted on Gigi Haded in Moschino’s February 2015 Milan show. The dress was also worn by Katy Perry to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Met Gala in May.
In 2012, Rime was commissioned to create a giant mural, entitled “Vandal Eyes.” The mural covers the side of a building in Detroit. Rime’s fashion law case alleges copyright, unfair competition, and publicity rights claims against Jeremy Scott and Moschino.
Rimes sees Moschino’s fashion interpretation as a “literal misappropriation” of his artwork.
Does Moschino’s dress warrant this graffiti lawsuit?
What to learn from the graffiti lawsuit against Moschino
Whether you are a blogger or a fashion designer, if you are “inspired” by someone else’s creation, consider whether or not your inspiration will lead you to infringe the intellectual property of someone else.
See similar fashion law case: Is the Just Cavalli Graffiti collection just infringing Graffiti?