Fashion designers not only reflect an era's culture but help shape it, too. From Coco Chanel (and her famous little black dress) to Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, Tommy Hilfiger and Donatella and Gianni Versace, fashion designers give us the freedom to express ourselves through clothing and accessories.
The EU's top court backed Christian Louboutin’s fashion house, ruling that their red soles can be trademarked. The designer’s brand filed a lawsuit in 2012 against a Dutch retail chain for selling its own red-soled shoes, who in turn argued that by law shoes can’t be trademarked.
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