August 23 2014

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McQueen Vs. The Bikers, The Blogosphere vs. The Anti-Fat Blogger, The Force Can Soon Be With You, And More…


Weirdest news we’ve heard all morning: The Hells Angels—who, apparently, are corporatized, thank you very much—are suing the Alexander McQueen label for infringing on their trademarked winged death’s-head symbol. According to the complaint, “From decades of notoriety, the HAMC [Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation] marks have acquired very widespread public recognition, consequently they evoke strong and immediate reactions whenever used. The impact of these marks is virtually incomparable, and as a result they have great commercial value.” This is apparently the official, litigious version of revving your engine. And you don’t want to mess with this guy (above). [Vogue U.K.]

And the blogosphere’s in an uproar again, this time over an incendiary post by Marie Claire‘s Maura Kelly, who comes out against plus-sized love on television. (Kelly takes issue with the new sitcom Mike & Molly, about two overweight singles who find romance in an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.) Kelly, who’s struggled with anorexia, is being pelted with angry comments (almost 1,000 at last check), but Marie Claire editor in chief Joanna Coles is sticking by her writer. [Fashionista]

The good news: An original Darth Vader costume is being auctioned in London. The bad news: not in time for Halloween. [AP via Racked]

The Isabella Blow film comes a little bit closer to fruition: A Swedish filmmaker has signed on to produce, and has optioned Lauren Goldstein Crowe’s Blow bio, Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion, for background material. Want a preview? Goldstein Crowe’s book hits U.S. shelves November 9. [WWD]

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