It seems outspoken designer Mr Roberto Cavalli is being taken to court. The designer is being sued by a group of Bay Area graffiti artists, after the designer allegedly incorporated their artwork into his Graffiti collection for his secondary line, Just Cavalli. According to The Fashion Law, the artists, who call themselves Revok, Reyes, and Steel, painted a mural in San Francisco that they claim Cavalli ripped off for his designs.
Adding to this, the designers stated, “Cavalli sometimes chose to do its own painting over that of the artists — superimposing the Just Cavalli name in spray-paint style as if were part of the original work.”
Cavalli’s camp has responded with the following statement, “In response to the recent lawsuit brought forward by artists Jason ‘Revok’ Williams, Victor ‘Reyes’ Chapa, and Jeffrey ‘Steel’ Rubin, the Roberto Cavalli company would like to state that no official notice of such suit has been received. However, we have heard of some highly inflammatory allegations, which have no basis in fact and are incorrect; we intend to contest and defend against these allegations vigourously. In order to avoid the time and expense of unnecessary litigation, we also intend to communicate with the artists’ attorneys to discuss a mutually agreeable resolution of the issues.”
And this is not the only drama Just Cavalli is facing apparently. The brand has recently been hit with allegations of logo-stealing from, of all people, the MTO School of Islamic Sufism.
Tsk, tsk Mr Cavalli. Wasn’t it just the other day you were blaming Michael Kors for stealing everything? We think Mr. Kors is somewhere asking ‘Who’s laughing now?’