Must Read: Chrome Hearts Sues Shein, François-Henri Pinault Reportedly Nears $7 Billion Deal to Buy CAA

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Plus, Highsnobiety profiles Donatella Versace.


These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Chrome Hearts sues Shein over trademark violation

More lawsuit drama for SheinChrome Hearts filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California last week against the fast-fashion retailer, alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition responsible for causing monetary and reputational harm. The federally registered marks upon which Shein allegedly infringed include Chrome Hearts’ cemetery cross patch, CH Plus cross and a dagger design. “Defendants’ misappropriation of Chrome Hearts’ common law trademarks was intended to capitalize on Chrome Hearts’ goodwill for Defendant’s own pecuniary gain,” Chrome Hearts said in the complaint. {Sourcing Journal}

François-Henri Pinault nears $7 billion deal to buy CAA

François-Henri Pinault, the billionaire CEO of Kering, is reportedly working to close a $7 billion deal to buy a majority stake in top Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Temasek, Singapore’s government investment firm, is also said to be considering increasing its stake in CAA. Though the deal has yet to be announced, negotiations are expected to close in the coming weeks, per Bloomberg. At a time when various media companies’ values are falling, Pinault (whose wife, Salma Hayek, is repped by CAA) sees the talent agency as a way to invest in celebrities and their ability to boost other businesses. {Bloomberg/paywalled}

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Highsnobiety profiles Donatella Versace

There are few designers like Donatella Versace, known for her bold designs, smokey eyes, bleached hair and smart sensuality. In a profile for Highsnobiety, Liana Satenstein spoke to Versace about the duality of being smart and sexy in addition to her approach to design design. “Minimalists have minimal ideas. I think they go together. If you are minimalist, you have minimal ideas in your brain, so I’m maximalist,” Versace told Highsnobiety, before revealing her current philosophy on power dressing. “I think today what I want to convey with the suit is power. Wear a suit and go get what you want. You are gonna get it. Be powerful.” {Highsnobiety}

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Dolly Parton gets on Pinterest, promoting new book

Dolly Parton is officially on Pinterest, sharing her “Dollyisms,” style and archival imagery of all her vinyl records. She also has a board dedicated to her upcoming book “Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones,” set to release Oct. 17. By joining the photo-forward platform, the country music star is hoping to promote her new book while connecting with more fans of her aesthetic and music. {Fashionista inbox}

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