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It's A "Nude" Fight -- Bono's Wife Alison Hewson Sues Stella McCartney

Aug. 12 2009, Published 1:18 p.m. ET

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In one of the more bizarre celebrity feuds, fashion designer Stella McCartney and Bono’s wife Alison Hewson are engaged in a down and dirty fight over the word “nude.”

Hewson, 47, and her business partner Bryan Meehan, 40, founder of organic food chain Fresh And Wild are suing McCartney’s company over the use of the word nude in her new fragrance Stella Nude.

Unfortunately, Newson and Meehan also have a company called Nude Skincare  which boasts model Helena Christensen among its devotees.

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"Nude Skincare is suing for compensation, not with anything to do with the new scent but because of branding and the use of the word nude,” an insider told The UK Daily Mail newspaper.

“It would be quite funny if it weren’t being taken so seriously – there are other perfumes with similar names after all,” adds the insider.

But the nude theme is a large part of 37-year-old McCartney’s fashion brand and she has already created a collection of designs based on nude flesh tones which will feature models parading in them from head to toe.

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A writ has already been issued but McCartney’s company is hoping to settle the matter out of court and with the new scent coming-out in September the bottle is a nude color to go with the theme.

The case will come before the Chancery Division in London which deals in infringement and copyright claims -- let’s hope Sir Paul and Bono can get around the peace table and thrash out a deal before then!



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