Many Spanx: how did shapewear become a political battleground?

Control underwear has gone mainstream, with everyone from the Kardashians to Victorias Secret jumping on the big-pants bandwagon A couple of weekends ago, I was waiting on a sofa in a communal changing room, while my teenage daughter was trying on clothes, when the young woman who had been behind us in the queue for cubicles I had noticed the yoga mat and hardback copy of Margaret Atwoods features a plus-size model, Ali Tate Cutler, for the first time. Last week, it announced that it would be the cover of next months British Vogueis having an impact on the shapewear sector of the underwear market, too but not in the way you might have expected. The mood music around underwear …

Marc Jacobs countersues Nirvana in T-shirt copyright dispute

Jacobs lawyers argue that case against him has numerous deficiencies, in dispute over smiley face logo that appears in his designs Fashion designer Marc Jacobs has filed a lawsuit against Nirvana, after he was sued by them for breaching copyright of their smiley face logo and signature font in a T-shirt design. The in March. His lawyers argued that the smiley face was a commonplace image and that while the designs were inspired by Nirvanas 1990s concert T-shirts, his designs did not infringe copyright as they sufficiently deviated from Nirvanas. Earlier this month, a California judge allowed the case to move forward. Jacobs has now responded with Dave Grohl and Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The …

It’s electrifying! Olivia Newton-John on her big Grease auction

Those headturning trousers, a pink ladies jacket, plus many more items from the actors 55-year career are going under the hammer. So why-yi-yi-yi now? When Sandy told Danny to Tell me about it stud, in skin-tight black trousers and a leather jacket in the 1978 film Grease, little did Olivia Newton-John realise her characters costume would go on to fetch a combined estimate of $230,000 (185,000) at auction more than 40 years later. These items of cinema history, along with 200 more of the actors costumes and personal clothes will go under the hammer at Juliens Auctions in LA in November, with 32 highlights now on display at the Museum of Style Icons in Ireland. Needless to say, the black …