Style News: Beyonce, Rihanna, And Kanye West Sue French Label ElevenParis

French label ElevenParis is facing multiple lawsuits from some of today’s biggest celebrities. Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay Z, Kanye West, and  Pharrell Williams have listed almost 50 violations against ElevenParis for using their names  unapproved slogans, and images. Including using slogans like “Kanye is my homie” and “Pharrell is my brotha.”

Yeezy and company are seeking “the end of manufacturing for all offending items; as well as unspecified damages including not only legal fees but also the profits made from the items,” British Vogue reported.

According to Fashionista, the plaintiffs have sent multiple cease-and-desist letters to the fashion brand, but ElevenParis continues to sell their likeness on merchandise to it retailers and at their New York City flagship store.


“Even after receiving warning to cease selling the infringing goods, defendants continue to sell unauthorized products and to trade upon the goodwill associated with the plaintiffs, all for defendants’ profits,” the suit says, according to British Vogue.

Despite their legal issues, ElevenParis is a popular fashion brand among the fashion industry, models like Kylie Jenner and Cara Delevingne and fashion blogger Rumi Neely are seen supporting Eleven Paris publicly. Veteran supermodel Kate Moss and Solange Knowles have appeared in previous ad campaigns for the French label.

As the lawsuit continues, ElevenParis continues to use public figure’s likeness for their fashion label. Releasing a “Family Capsule” collection, ElevenParis offers t-shirts that features names and slogans of iconic public figures in the fashion industry like Karl Lagerfeld, Kate Moss, and CoCo Chanel on t-shirts, bags, and sweatshirts.


Solange Featured in ElevenParis’ Spring 2015 Ad Campaign

Tahitia Allante

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