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Moschino and Jeremy Scott face copyright infringement lawsuit

Graffiti artist Joseph Tierney accuses the designer and brand of plagiarism

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 7 Aug 2015

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Photo: TPG Images

Uh oh! Creative head of Moschino Jeremy Scott is being sued for using someone's street mural for the Moschino dress Katy Perry wore to the recent Met Gala.

Multiple sources report that graffiti artist Joseph Tierney aka Rime is suing both Jeremy and Moschino for using his 'Vandal Eyes' logo and for putting Rime's signature onto some of the Moschino pieces from the Autumn/Winter 2015 collection.

The dress Katy Perry wore to the Met Gala and the original street mural by Joseph Tierney. (Photos: TPG Images; piecesofdetroit/Instagram)

"Moschino and Jeremy Scott did their own painting over that of the artist, superimposing the Moschino and Jeremy Scott brand names in spray-paint style as if part of the original work," according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles. "The only person harmed was Rime... his credibility as a graffiti artist was compromised by inclusion in such a crass and commercial publicity stunt."

So far, Jeremy has not responded to the lawsuit, but this isn't the first time he's been sued. The designer previously settled with Santa Cruz Skateboards and artist Jim Phillips, who sued him for using their designs for his eponymous AW13 collection.

Related: Katy Perry shares her Moschino campaign photos
Related: Jeremy Scott is getting his own documentary


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