High street shop Topshop have been selling a tank top with a picture of Rihanna on it from her We Found Love music video but they never asked her if they could use the photo so now the singer is taking legal action!
Riri and her Reed Smith legal team have spent the last 8 months trying to negotiate an image-rights fee ”but they offered her $5,000 and said they don’t care”.
A source has said the following:
“Rihanna’s management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling her image and were told, ‘We do what we want.’ They buy the pictures from a photographer, but they do not pay the artist licensing fees. Unfortunately, UK law does not protect the artist. What is most offensive for Rihanna is that they basically told her, ‘Go to hell. We don’t care; we are going to continue selling you.’ Topshop is now in the United States. They set up in Manhattan and Nordstrom, but they know better than to do this in the US because they would get in trouble.”
“Even though the UK laws don’t protect the artist, she has decided to move forward and sue Topshop. She has spent almost $1 million in litigation at this point. She says it’s the principle, and wants to make a statement about it. They are taking advantage of artists. It is just exploitation. What they are doing is wrong.”
Rihanna is not going to give in as she wants the company to stop making money off her image but now a source from Topshop has said:
“This issue is related to a T-shirt provided to Topshop by a third-party supplier. We are aware it is the subject of litigation. [There are] public documents available for inspection in the London court. The amount of damages sought has not been articulated anywhere in the claimant’s document.”
[Photo Via: Instagram]
Kim Kardashian is huge!!
The reality queen has recently spoke out about her maternity fashion as her bump get’s bigger and bigger!
Talking in a interview with Grazia, she said:
“This is how I have always dressed, and right now I’m wearing anything that fits.”
Kim’s feet are really swollen as she has showed off her feet before with a photo on her Instagram and now she cant even wear her 5-inch Louboutins anymore.
This is what she said to the mag:
“These hardly fit me any more. When I flew in them the other day, I landed with one strap unbuckled, as I couldn’t get it around my ankle.”
Then the interviewer at the magazine asked Kim if she’s still confident about her body and she and she answered NO!!
Riccardo Tisci dressed 13 celebs who where attending Met Gala last Monday but now it look’s like he might have a faviout!
Ricky has been getting a lot of criticism about the Givenchy dress he outfitted Kim Kardashian in on Monday night.
He has not defending Kim’s dress what he made by saying:
“She is a really good friend, and I am very happy she came to the Met for the first time. I love Kim. Doing maternity was fantastic. I wanted to have a Kim Kardashian moment, because Kim always supports me. She is the future wife of a really good friend of mine. I wanted to have a moment of family…Kim, Kanye and the baby. It will be a family that I will be close to. Kim said, ‘Ricky, I love what you’re doing so much, I am in your hands.’ I said, we should give her our punk moment with a romantic beautiful flower-printed dress. I have dressed many pregnant women in the past. People can say what they want. To me, pregnancy is the most beautiful thing in the world, and when you celebrate something, you give people flowers. I think she looked amazing. She was the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career.”
Designer Who Designed Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala Dress Says She’s “Most Beautiful Pregnant Woman” He’s Ever Dressed
Kim Kardashian‘s Met Gala dress has not had the best of reviews as some people have said it look’s like a sofa and other things but one person who thought Kimmy looked great in the dress was the designer who made the dress.
Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci has said:
“People can say what they want,”
”To me, pregnancy is the most beautiful thing in the world, and when you celebrate something, you give people flowers.”
“I think she looked amazing,”
“She was the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career.”
But what did Kim say to Ricky about the dress:
‘Ricky, I love what you’re doing so much, I am in your hands,’”
We have to say it’s not the best thing that we have seen Kim wear!
Just before Kim Kardashian arrived at the met Gala last night she was reportedly in a panic and had to make a few changes to her Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci floral gown at the last minute.
A sources has dished:
“She had the Givenchy severely altered at the last minute on orders of her new stylist. She’s gained a lot of weight in her arms and her stylist has told her she should not show them off. So her dress now has sleeves when it was sleeveless before. It had to be modified five times for her growing frame.”
But it was not just the sleeves but it was the gloves too as they did not want people to see Kim’s fingers.
Kim seemed happy with the changes but one person who was not was her boyfriend Kanye West:
“Kanye is annoyed, as the dress is by his best friend Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy, and he feels embarrassed that Kim is messing with abeautiful piece of art.”