Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
YSL isn't going to be bullied by Christian Louboutin anymore. Sure, Louboutin recently filed a lawsuit against the brand for using what he feels is rightfully his—the red soles—and included examples in the lawsuit that illustrated the pop-culture prominence of his shoes. But YSL takes the name-dropping just a little bit further in court papers: "Red outsoles are a commonly used ornamental design feature in footwear, dating as far back as the red shoes worn by King Louis XIV in the 1600s and the ruby red shoes that carried Dorothy home in 'The Wizard of Oz.'" [NY Post; Previously]