Kylie Jenner is facing a legal battle over her wildly popular makeup line. The reality television star, and half-sister of socialite Kim Kardashian, has been accused of misappropriating the imagery of Vlada Haggerty, a Los Angeles-based makeup artist.
Haggerty claims to have a copyright on a photo that depicts metallic liquid dripping off of a pair of lips: “Vlada Haggerty is known for pioneering the dripping lip art style.
This is the second time that Kylie Cosmetics has taken images without any acknowledgement and without the payment of a proper licensing fee, which amounts to copyright infringement”, says a spokesman “Due to Kylie Cosmetics’ repeated infringement and refusal to properly attribute or license, we plan to file a lawsuit early this week.”
The Jenner camp claims that Haggerty’s own work was inspired by an iconic Guy Bourdin photo from the 1970’s (see below).
It remains to be seen whether Haggerty’s photo is different/original enough to warrant copyright protection of its own.
Source: The Fashion Law
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