Counterfeit Chic is written Susan Scafidi, the first law professor to ever off a course in Fashion Law, which is the focus of her blog. Issues discussed include designs and designers, international fashion law, pop culture and cases in the news.
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Counterfeit Chic does not recommend using artificial scents to cover unpleasant odors. Perfume is alluring, but no substitute for a shower. A spritz of Febreze does not confer a dispensation from taking out the garbage. And if you feel the...Counterfeit Chic does not recommend...
Or if not all soles, at least the red ones -- courtesy of Christian Louboutin, who celebrated 20 years and the release of his new book last night at Barneys New York with a chorus of well-shod sartorial saints. 350+...Or if not all soles, at least the red ones -- courtesy of Christian...
When the New York Times' Eric Wilson listened to Oprah Winfrey and Ralph Lauren chat for charity, one exchange stood out: "How do you keep reinventing?" "You copy," he said. "Forty-five years of copying, that's why I'm here."Of course, everyone...When the New York Times' Eric Wilson listened...
Counterfeit Chic has two reasons to cheer for the U.S.Chamber this fall: an informative visit to the Fashion Law Institute from a group of Chinese Supreme People's Court judges and a newly issued letter in support of the Innovative Design...Counterfeit Chic has two reasons to cheer for the...
When DVF is inspired, it sparks a fire. Many iterations later, here's the result! Head over to the CFDA's website and print a copy of the Design Manifesto for your workspace wall. It's about more than just fashion designs. ...When DVF is inspired, it sparks a fire....
You can't take it with you -- or can you? In traditional Chinese funeral rites, the dearly departed aren't expected to pack lightly for their trip to the next world. Instead, family and friends send them on with everything they'll...You can't take it with you -- or can you? In...
Christian Louboutin has just suffered a slip in his previously surefooted journey to protect his trademarked red soles, in this case against the house of Yves Saint Laurent.In an effort to stanch the flow of red dye onto the soles...Christian Louboutin has just suffered a slip in his previously...
In the words of the Daily Mail, "[i]t was never going to break new fashion ground." This assessment of the new Kardashian Kollection for Sears is particularly appropriate to one handbag in particular, a klose kopy of the easily recognizable...In the words of the Daily Mail, "[i]t was...
Alas, Counterfeit Chic arrived at eBay too late to secure this season's limited edition "it" tote -- the fashion-for-a cause-version of the "it" bag. The CFDA-eBay collaboration to combat counterfeiting and celebrate original design included the basic $35 model, bearing...Alas, Counterfeit...
In a Lenten lawsuit filed yesterday, Christian Louboutin has accused the house of Yves Saint Laurent of tarnishing the late designer's halo by copying Louboutin's trademarked red soles. But is this a cardinal (red) sin, legally speaking, or another fling...In a Lenten lawsuit filed yesterday,...