Yves Saint Laurent has filed a lawsuit against Zadig & Voltaire at the Paris Commercial Court alleging that two boutiques of the French brand, known for its urban style inspired on rock & roll mood, had copied the protected interior layout concept of its Avenue Montaigne store. The Paris Commercial Court considered those claims unfounded and ordered Yves Saint Laurent to pay to pay €300,000 in damages for “abuse and process” and €100,000 in legal fees.

Soon after the Court’s decision, Thierry Gillier, founder of Zadig & Voltaire, stated that “and independent and promising actor of international fashion, Zadig and Voltaire has been establishing itself as a trend-setter for nearly 20 years. It is precisely thanks to the uniqueness of its rock, chic and urban universe that the brand finds its success. This is confirmed by today’s decision.”