Much like her sisters with their cosmetic companies, art books, and best-selling iPhone applications, Khloé Kardashian has recently expanded the scope of her purview well beyond simply being one of the most famous people for being famous, launching her own line of luxury denim. And while Good American jeans has quickly become a massive success, reportedly selling $1 million worth of denim on its first day, the brand is now entangled in a lawsuit after an independent designer claimed copyright infringement.
While the name Destiney Bleu might not instantly ring as many bells as that of one of the biggest reality TV stars in the world, you’ve undoubtedly seen plenty of her work being worn by women like Beyoncé and Serena Williams. But according to her, it seems there’s another A-lister who recently purchased a ton of her creations and the fashion designer is not too happy about it.
On Friday, Bleu retweeted a Good American promotional video Khloé had tweeted out on June 1, writing, “When someone buys 1 of everything on your site, has you make them custom @dbleudazzled work, never posts it or wears it, then copies it.”
In the promotional video, in addition to all of the youngest Kardashian sister’s denim creations, a number of bodysuits are featured ranging from the standard styles Khloé can regularly be seen wearing, like a simple black tank top and a lingerie-inspired one-piece with lace inserts, as well as a number of sheer, bedazzled designs which Bleu claims are very similar to some of her own pieces.
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The denim brand was quick to respond to the allegations, first posting three images in a row on their Instagram account of Cher, Diana Ross, and Britney Spears all wearing sheer, glittery bodysuits, writing in the first caption, “Important to know your fashion history #nofrauds.” Followers of the account clearly weren’t buying it, however, filling up the comment section with Kim K’s emoji of choice, a snake.
The company then released an official statement regarding Destiney Bleu which reads, “Under no circumstances did Good American or Khloé Kardashian infringe on another brand’s intellectual property and we are going through the proper legal channels to handle the situation.”
While it remains to be seen whether this dispute will be settled in court or privately between the both parties, Bleu continues to maintain she has “literal receipts.”
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