In 2018, fashion designer Marc Jacobs released a new collection of t-shirts called ‘Redux Grunge Collection’ which features a t-shirt called the ‘Bootleg Grunge Tee’. Having the word ‘Bootleg’ in the title probably wasn’t a great idea, to begin with.
At some point in the late 00s, we started to see an influx of iconic bands such as Guns N Roses, Misfits, Ramones, and even Motorhead appeared in high street fashion stores around the world. All fully licensed merchandise and 100 percent legal. However, most people had no idea who these artists were, many people even assumed they were actual fashion brands. Which was fun to watch.
Jacobs said: “The collection was considered groundbreaking in the fashion world because it brought together high fashion and streetwear on the runway in a way that had never been done before. The debut of the SS93 Grunge Collection is now considered to be one of the most influential runway fashion shows of the 1990s.”
Courtney Love, however, filed a lawsuit back in 2001 to try and take full control of the company. Grohl and Novoselic made a joint statement regarding the lawsuit. “Courtney claims that her lawsuit is concerned with the proper management and revitalization of Kurt's legacy. In truth, her actions are only about the revitalization of her career motivated solely by her blind self-interest. She couldn't care less about Nirvana fans. She is using Nirvana's music as a bargaining chip to increase leverage for her personal gain, without any regard for the Nirvana legacy. Our music is just a pawn in her endless legal battles and her obsessive need for publicity and attention.”
It looks like they may now have to work together to take down Marc Jacobs. Although details of when this is set to take place have not been revealed, the case is likely to last for quite some time.
Read more details about this case on Billboard.com
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