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Yesterday, the Post reported that Christian Louboutin had hired a private investigator to find out if Dior would have the gaul to make a shoe with red soles. According to the article, a salesperson at the Dior store on Madison Avenue and East 57th Street told the P.I. that Dior "is planning to make red-soled shoes with matching uppers for the next season." Imagine the fury.
Today, WWD clarifies with a comment from a Dior spokesperson, who says that the rumors isn't true. Louboutin's lawyer, Harley Lewin of McCarter & English, naturally got involved, and said that the Post article "implied" there'd be a lawsuit, and that the suggestion is "not accurate and not true." Except he's currently knee-deep in a lawsuit with YSL, so if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's not too far-fetched a thought.
· Dior Denies Red-Soled Shoes [WWD, subscription req'd]
· Louboutin sees red over rival's plans [NY Post]
· Yves Saint Laurent Fights Back Against Christian Louboutin Lawsuit [Racked]