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Christian Louboutin says he needs a court order to keep competitors from walking all over his red-soled shoes business.
The famed French footwear fashionista — already suing Yves Saint Laurent for trademark infringement — claims a private eye working for him recently learned that rival Christian Dior will soon start selling shoes with his signature scarlet sole.
Court papers filed yesterday say Roman Khaykin, of InfoTactic Group, spoke with a sales clerk at the Dior store on East 57th Street who revealed that the fashion house “is planning to make red-soled shoes with matching uppers for the next season.”
Louboutin says red soles are his thing, and he needs a court order to stop the copycats.
“A flood of red soles in high-fashion women’s footwear creates the danger that Louboutin’s good will, market prominence and fame will be destroyed,” the court filing says.
In April, Louboutin sued YSL, charging its shoes infringed on his trademark, and asked for an injunction barring the knockoffs.
YSL countersued, saying Louboutin didn’t invent the idea of red-lacquered soles, citing “the red shoes worn by King Louis XIV in the 1600s.
Flip though to see some of Louboutins finest work. Which of these you would rock?