Kim Kardashian looks incredible in skintight minidress after suing fashion brand for £2.1million for copying her style
KIM Kardashian showed off her famous figure in a curve-hugging purple dress while heading out to dinner in LA – just hours after winning a £2.1million fashion lawsuit.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star successfully sued Missguided USA after accusing them of ripping off her signature style and using her stardom to flog clothes remarkably similar to designs she’s worn.
Kim’s purple minidress showed off her flat tum and gorgeous curves[/caption]
Although her settlement was notably less than the £7million she initially sued for, she still celebrated her victory by hitting the town in a skintight violet number, which perfectly accentuated her enviable hourglass figure.
The one-sleeved minidress boasted a swirling purple pattern over a sheer panel, giving the impression it was see-through.
The beauty paired the tiny frock with wedge-heeled flip-flops and wore her raven locks pulled up in a high ponytail.
At least Kim, 38, can rest safely in the knowledge that this latest design won’t be copied following the ruling against Missguided.
Kim is known for her rigorous workout regimes and it looks like those hours in the gym have really paid off[/caption]
The sleeve of Kim’s dress featured a ring that attached to her middle finger[/caption]
California Central District Court Judge Virginia A Phillips awarded Kim the damages, plus £47,000 in legal fees after Missguided failed to prove it hadn’t copied Kim’s looks.
The judge ruled that the company is banned from using Kim’s “trademarks in connection with the sale, marketing or distribution of its products”.
The Vogue cover girl launched a lawsuit against the so-called “fast fashion” company back in February after Missguided used her image on their social media posts, giving the impression she was working with the company.
Kim took to twitter at the time to blast all the retailers – including Fashion Nova who copied a vintage 1998 Thierry Mugler dress she wore – who try to make a quick buck off the back of designs she’s worn.
She wrote: “It’s devastating to see these fashion companies rip off designs that have taken the blood, sweat and tears of true designers who have put their all into their own original ideas.
“I’ve watched these companies profit off my husband’s work for years and now that it’s also affecting designers who have been so generous to give me access to their beautiful works, I can no longer sit silent.
“Only two days ago, I was privileged enough to wear a one-of-a-kind vintage Mugler dress and in less than 24 hours it was knocked off and thrown up on a site – but it’s not for sale.
“You have to sign up for a waitlist because the dress hasn’t even been made to sell yet.”
Despite her victory in this case, however, Kim has found herself in hot water for her own fashion endeavours.
Kim’s Kimono shapewear range attracted controversy from the moment the name was announced[/caption]
The entrepreneur had to apologise earlier this week after being accused of ‘cultural appropriation’ after naming her new shapewear brand ‘Kimono’.
People of Japanese heritage claimed she was “disrespecting” their national dress with her choice of moniker, prompting Kim to vow to change the name.
The mum-of-four tweeted: “Being an entrepreneur and my own boss has been one of the most rewarding challenges I’ve been blessed with in my life.
“What’s made it possible for me after all of these years has been the direct line of communication with my fans and the public.
Kim responded to the backlash over the name of her range by taking to her twitter account[/caption]
Kim insisted that she never meant to cause any offence when she chose the name of her line[/caption]
The mogul revealed she will relaunch the shapewear line with a new brand name soon[/caption]
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“I am always listening, learning and growing – I so appreciate the passion and varied perspectives that people bring to me. When I announced the name of my shapewear line, I did so with the best intentions in mind.
“My brands and products are built with inclusivity and diversity at their core and after careful thought and consideration, I will be launching my Solutionwear brand under a new name.
“I will be in touch soon. Thank you for your understanding and support always.”
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