Brian Lichtenberg is known for spoofing major designer’s brand logos with urban-tinged phrases, such as the “Homies: South Central” t-shirts spoofing of the Hermes logo. The merchandise has reached cult status and has been featured on celebs ranging from Nina Garcia to Amber Rose.
However, there is some family drama brewing as Brian has raised a $100 million lawsuit against his former collaborator and brother, Christopher. Brian is accusing him of stealing the design idea of the infamous “Ballin” merchandise and using it for his own label, Alex & Chloe.
What’s interesting about this lawsuit is that Lichtenberg is suing his brother over stealing his design ideas, when in fact Lichtenberg’s entire collection is a parody of other designer’s famous logo’s. However, Brian is willing to take every route possible to defame his brother’s name by even including his personal problems such as alcoholism and depression as a cause for why he is stealing his designs.
Alex & Chloe’s rep said in an email to Page Six: “As we have always stated, the Ballin and Ballin Paris design is an Original design made by and for Alex & Chloe. The [designs were] NOT designed by Brian Lichtenberg. Accept no Imitations.”
Accept no imitations? Oh, the irony.