Every bride wants the perfect wedding dress, but that same dress isn’t necessary if it has to contend with the smattering of ugly court disputes surrounding social media. On Sunday, New York-based wedding dress designer Hayley Paige took to Instagram to announce that she was going to court with a high-profile client, claiming that her former friend had stolen one of her designs. But apparently, she’s not the only one whose name and image have been frozen in court this year.
Wedding Dress Designer Hayley Paige Takes To Instagram To Say She’s Been Hacked By ‘Fake Woman’ In Court Case Over ‘Heavenly Dress’
Following news that Neymar’s only friend in the world, Brooklyn photographer Nirupama, was embroiled in a copyright dispute over the Brazilian footballer’s wedding photos, British website The Drum reports that Faye Davison has also gone to court with a yet-to-be named fashion magazine, accusing it of running a page that uses her image without permission, even though she hasn’t received payment for it.
Despite being mistaken for someone else (like Pam Anderson) and being conned into doing sex tapes, perhaps faking her own rape and resorting to a masochistic relationship with Nazis, the most frightening part of this story is that Davison doesn’t even think she’s a fashion designer.
@davisonfaye … I wonder what it would be like to see your life in… http://t.co/IgkI4jPlxt — Nadine (@peepingnadine) June 4, 2015
‘I’m not a designer,’ she told The Mirror. ‘I won’t be going on ‘reality’ TV to talk about my love for scissors and how I chop my own ribbons.’
If those words make you feel a little worried, you shouldn’t. Davison’s lawyer is quoted in The Mirror as saying her client “wants this issue put to bed so she can focus on the rest of her life.”
Wedding Dress Designer Faye Davison Claims Firm Has Taken Advantage Of Her ‘Love Of Scissors And How I Chop My Own Ribbons’
As is her right, do you agree? Do you think that fashion designers should be held accountable for the images that publicists put in front of them? Would you feel unsafe being associated with someone who was launching a campaign by appearing on reality TV for something like TLC or The Real Housewives Of York?
The likelihood of Davison being able to receive damages is low because, unlike Neymar, Davison’s former company was bankrupted during her time there. Which is why it’s probably best that she’s won the right to do what she wants with her own name and image, whether it’s a photoshoot with the photographer she helps fund (Shane Burden), her wedding dress, or simply being seen without someone else’s name and title attached to it.