The battle between Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent is over after Louboutin has won the case over the trademark of red soled shoes. But looks like legal issues connected to the red sole will never end. Any brand owner would love to see their products and brand being advertised and shown to the market, but for a poster being used denouncing Islam and features a model wearing a Louboutin stiletto, will it gain profit, or at least respect from the community?
This is the sentiment of the red soled God when he asked the Belgian court to kill this far-right campaign created by the Flemish group. Titled as “Women against Islamisation”, the poster shows the bare legs of Miss Belgium 1991, turned senator for the extreme anti-immigrant party Vlaams Belang, Anke Van Dermeersch.
The poster is loosely inspired by the “Judgements” a photograph by Canadian feminist, Rosea Lake, that shows various skirt lengths ranging from matronly to whore. In contrast to the poster, Ms. Demeersch shows her legs with etched words along the naked leg mark ranging from “Sharia compatible” at the ankle to “stoning” high up a thigh.
Here’s a copy of “Judgement” by Rosea Lake:
A decision is expected this coming Friday from an Antwerp trade court.
How were they able to come up with a poster without asking for CL’s approval? And, how about using Rosea Lake’s concept? Looks like there are lots of questions needed to be answered by the Vlaams Belang Party.