Jan 22, 2010
Of course, our region is involved. According to the Sofia Morning News, Bulgarian designer Iskren Lazarov is accusing Beyoncé "Bootylicious" Knowles of plagiarism. He claims the lingerie she wears in her video with Lady Gaga for "Video Phone" is a flat out stolen version of his design which was inspired by Picasso's painting "Girl in a Mirror". Lazarov's design received a Triumph Inspiration Award in May 2009.
Now, there is a trial pending in Munich, Germany. Both parties involved in the dispute - Triumph, the underwear manufacturer, and Sony, the video and music giant, will be represented. Meanwhile, Triumph is preventing "Video Phone" from being played on German music channels... Wow.