Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Carla Sues Over Bag

Pardon Bag Showing Carla Bruni (2008)This bag could become a collector's item. I refer of course to the canvas receptacle, not to the highly esteemed and lovely lady it features in the buff: Carla Bruni. The bag went on sale in the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, where the firm Pardon is based. The orange speech bubble translates as: "My boyfriend should have bought me Pardon!". The firm planned to sell these bags in France, but Carla's lawyers have sued Pardon for £104,000 ($160,000) in damages and the firm has agreed to burn all 10,000 bags. Neither Carla nor fashion photographer Michel Comte, who took the picture in 1993, had agreed to the use of this image for commercial gain. Carla had agreed to pose in the buff to promote a campaign against AIDS. To see the original photo, which fetched $91,000 (was £45,000, now £59,000) at Christie's New York auction this year, CLICK.


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