Like everyone else, apparently the execs at Louis Vuitton just got around to seeing The Hangover II, and they’re not happy. And not just because the jokes didn’t live up to the first film’s script. In one scene, Alan, a character played by Zach Galifianakis, claimed “careful, that’s a Louis Vuitton,” about a bag, and the line went on to become a catchphrase. The trouble is that the bag used in the film is actually a knock-off.
The item in question is made by a company, Diophy, which Louis Vuitton is actually also suing. Now Vuitton has filed suit in New York against the movie’s producers, and wants either a share of the profits from the film or for the bag to be altered in the DVD release.
This has got to be one of the most unlikely, funniest fashion lawsuits we’ve heard about this year. We’ll certainly be keeping an ear to see how it concludes — maybe Galifianakis’ character will be given a Moynat to carry, instead.