Red sole-gate: Louboutin edges ahead.

05 August 2011

Christian Louboutin's 'Sexy strass'

Red-sole gate rumbles on. Christian Louboutin and YSL, Grazia Daily readers will know, are currently involved in the case-of-all-cases in New York, centering around the formers trademark of red-soled shoes, and the latter's use of said red sole on a pair of Resort 2011 heels.

This week, a judge in New York, where the two sides have furiously, but tres elegantly, been putting their cases across, has dismissed some evidence by YSL.

YSL's suede peep toe heels from their Resort 2011 collection

The evidence, as Grazia Daily has previously reported, has included citing Dorothy from ’The Wizard Of Oz’ and King Louis XIV as other non-Louboutin wearing red sole fans, but now the judge - Victor Marrero – has deemed this evidence invalid.  
We should of course point out that this is not a final verdict – Marrero has asked for more time before delivering that – but it is nonetheless an interesting twist in what is undoubtedly the most hotly contested use of a colour, ever. Watch this space kids!

- Alex Butt


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