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Madonna sued over Material Girl clothing line for Macy's

August 20, 2010 |  2:50 pm

Taylor-momsen-material-girl Madonna may have branded herself as a material girl in the 1980s, but she may not have been the first to put the "Material Girl" brand name on clothing -- that last bit according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by apparel manufacturer L.A. Triumph Inc., which says it's been selling millions of bucks worth of Material Girl clothing since, oh, 1997.

That'd be the year after Madge's daughter and clothing collaborator Lourdes Ciccone was born.

The lawsuit states that those millions have been earned at a similar price point, selling out of similar stores, Reuters reports -- to put it in Madonna terminology, this used to be their playground.

The clothing line, a partnership with Macy's, was announced in June and launched in stores this month, with "Gossip Girl" star Taylor Momsen stepping out as the face of the tween collection.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Taylor Momsen, the face of the Material Girl clothing collection by Madonna, performs at a Macy's in New York on Aug. 3 to launch the line. Credit: Louis Lanzano / Associated Press

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