’60s model Evelyn Kuhn sues over Stella ad
Mother London’s recent work for Stella has an authentic 1960s vibe. Perhaps too authentic. The New York Post reports that Evelyn Kuhn, one of the world’s first supermodels, is suing Corbis, the stock-photography company, after a 1963 photo of her popped up in a Stella campaign ad this past March. The ad is thought to be the one shown here, posted on Ad Broadâ€”with what appears to be Kuhn in the upper-right image. The photo was reportedly taken in 1963 during a shoot for Polydor Records in which Kuhn wore a gold-lamÃ© dress. Corbis says Kuhn lawsuit is “without merit.” Not so Jacques d’Azur, the star of that Stella campaign, which was tied to the Cannes Film Festival. Jacques, a kind of World’s Most Interesting Man Lite, is oozing in merit, as well as chicks.
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I hope she wins her case. People have the right to control the use of their likeness. Seems that Corbis has gone beyond what is acceptable. Not too surprising…
Posted by: Account Exec | Dec 20, 2010 3:35:27 PM
More work out of Mother that is without merit.
Posted by: Miss Linus? | Dec 20, 2010 4:54:31 PM
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