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Plagerism Fine for British Fashion Designer John Galliano

British Fashion Designer John Galliano was fined $271,800 for unauthorized use of atmospheric imagery of renowned U.S. photographer William Klein in Galliano’s recent advertising campaign, Reuters reported Thursday on Yahoo news with a Paris dateline. Galliano’s lawyer will appeal the ruling on the grounds that Klein’s images were not reproduced, therefore it doesn’t constitute counterfeiting.

Galliano’s ads appeared in French and international fashion magazines, reported IOL Independent Online, featuring black and white photos displayed like a contact sheet, in the manner of a recent Klein exhibition in Paris.