The court battle between Christian Louboutin and YSL rumbles on and on. M. Louboutin, who seems such a genial fellow, apparently isn’t so good humoured when it comes to perceived infringements of his trademark red-soled shoes. Apparently YSL have cited ‘red shoes worn by King Louis XIV in the 1600s and the ruby red shoes that carried Dorothy home in 'The Wizard of Oz’ amongst other things in their effort to prove that Louboutin doesn’t have an exclusive right to make scarlet soles.
They went as far as to say in their defence ‘As an industry leader who has devoted his entire professional life to women's footwear, Mr. Louboutin either knew or should have known about some or all of the dozens of footwear models that rendered his sworn statement false,’ Yves Saint Laurent claims.
The two designer titans are clashing after Louboutin’s lawyers took exception to some coloured-soled heels from YSL. The footwear company are suing the ready to wear brand in a million dollar trademark-infringement suit.
Who do you think should win, readers?