Last year actress-turn-designer Tara Subkoff sold her seven-year-old label, Imitation of Christ, to Josh Sparks, former CEO of Sass & Bide. Now Page Six is reporting that she wants the label back.
Subkoff founded the label with Matthew Damhave as a brand which remade old clothes into new fashion items, and Chloe Sevigny was once a creative director. While celebrities flocked to her shows and they had a cult following, the label was struggling die to goods struggling to arrive in stores. So the label and the new diffusion line, Imitation, was sold to Sparks in 2006 with the deal finalized last year.
Towards to end of Subkoff’s run at Imitation of Christ, the focus had changed with Sparks reporting saying that Kasia Bilinski, the lead designer would also make made-to-measure pieces for the original line.
But now PageSix are reporting that Subkoff wants her brand back. Though one can not be sure if she wants her clout or her brand back, with the line officially saying:
Tara Subkoff lost her clout with the Hollywood elite when she sold her Imitation of Christ fashion brand – and she wants it back.
Either way, of course you would want to be associated with a brand you started, then sold, and now could be in talks to launch a lucrative fragrance. After all, designing a one off collection for Bebe doesn’t take up much time does it?[Via NYTimes and Page Six]