Fashion news: McQueen v. Madden, Miu Miu wants all the attention and, oh dear, Shoe-Han

Alexander McQueen (left) Steve Madden (right). Photo via The Cut
Alexander McQueen (left) Steve Madden (right). Photo via The Cut

Alexander McQueen is taking Steve Madden to court; the designer is being sued for allegedly copying the Faithful bootie. McQueen’s attempt to halt production of the shoe with a cease and desist order was greeted with refusal from Madden. What can we say–imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? [The Cut]

Miu Miu wants to be the centre of attention. At least in stores carrying the designer label’s bags. The brand has recently pulled out of several U.S. department stores—the company wanted their merchandise to be displayed on its own, while many stores mixed the purses with other designers. [WSJ]

Once again riding her daughter’s coattails, Dina Lohan is launching a shoe line oh-so-cleverly called “Shoe-Han.” Given the outstanding reception Lindsay has received as creative director for Ungaro, it only seems fitting that her equally talented mother should jump on the design bandwagon. [The Cut]

Anna Wintour ducked out of Paris Fashion Week early to come clean up the mess—aka Vogue’s budget–at home. The Condé Nast-er must reduce her budget by 25% with more layoffs expected as soon as Friday. Too bad they couldn’t wait til after the shows to break the news. [FWD]

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