TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Michelle Obama's Jeweler

Gastineau Girls Are Ripping Off My Smithsonian Style!!!

2/24/2014 9:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0224-gastineau-britney-lisa-getty-01
Lisa
and Brittny Gastineau aren't just a couple off small-time jewelry thieves ... they're ripping off one of the most famous jewelers in American history -- so says the famous jeweler herself.

Loree Rodkin -- who has designed jewelry for Michelle Obama, Cher, Madonna, Sting, Steven Tyler, Elton John, and others -- is suing Lisa Gastineau and her daughter over their new jewelry line Tres Glam ... claiming their designs are Tres Stolen.

Loree claims she's so famous ... her Michelle Obama ring and jewelry designs from the 2009 inaugural ball are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

0224-sub-michelle-obama-ring-getty-02Loree claims Tres Glam has been shamelessly ripping off SEVERAL of her recent designs -- which are copyrighted -- including the below "Spider Web Bondage Ring" ... and she's demanding the Gastineaus put an end to it ASAP.

Loree is suing for at least $150,000 per alleged copyright infringement ... and she's demanding they stop selling the products asap.

Calls to the Gastineaus weren't returned.

0224-rings-sub-obama-tmz-02

54 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

BG    

looks the same to me.

55 days ago
2.

Eye roll     

My Jeweler is target! Lolz. What a joke

55 days ago
3.

bring back recent posts    

Tweaking another persons idea or song or story or creation is nothing new, good luck proving though. These are friends of Kim's, no wonder.

55 days ago
4.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

GastiNO girls almost as trashy as the KarTRASHians

55 days ago
5.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Who are these women and why does TMZ care about them?

55 days ago
6.

pat    

Yet more Hollywood trash ripping off talented designers.


First there was the Kraptashians then the moron Kanye and now these wannabe tarts.

55 days ago
7.

pseudonym    

Brittny learned about ripping off and getting ahead from her BFF kowtrashian.

55 days ago
8.

Karen    

Umm....if I recall correctly Lisa is the Mom to Brittny not her sister.

55 days ago
9.

3Storms    

Queen Moochelle has her own jeweler for making custom jewelery? Well why the hell not? It's only being paid for with the tears of the future generations destined to live in poverty.

55 days ago
10.

rlemons    

Most jewelry all looks the same anyways! I mean one of a kind are different but if u walk into different generic stores your gonna find the same ol stuff

55 days ago
11.

Lisadee    

They are mother and daughter not sisters

55 days ago
12.

LightJ    

Direct copy, sue the sh*t out of them thieving hoes. People like them, Kim Kardashian and the rest of her family along with Kanye, need to be called out on their thieving ways!

55 days ago
13.

Black Adam    

The lawsuit has no merit, If thats the case then you can copyright plain wedding bands.

55 days ago
14.

EL444    

Shocker...Disingenuous Ppl& Their Disingenuous "Designs". Go Back To Fn Pro Athletes For $ eh

55 days ago
15.

Googie    

Yup, it's a knockoff - sue them.

55 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web