Slap Fight at the Zac Posen Show Leads to $1 Million Headache for French Editor

The defendant, Jennifer Eymere. (Patrick McMullan)

Fashion Week has gotten so violent this year! First we had the news of Milk Studios founder Mazdack Rassi getting sucker-punched at the Alexander Wang after party, and now PR maven Lynn Tesoro has slapped Jennifer Eymere, editor of the French magazine Jalouse with a million-dollar lawsuit for physically assaulting her at the Zac Posen show last weekend.

The dust-up began on Sunday, when the fire department yanked 60 seats from the front row of Avery Fisher Hall, causing VIPs to lose their seats for Posen’s spring collection. One of these people happened to be Jalouse’s publisher–and Ms. Eyemere’s mother–Marie-Jose Susskind-Jalou.

Ms. Tesero, whose firm HL Group has Mr. Posen as a client, was trying to explain the situation to disgruntled fashionistas, but Ms. Eymere didn’t appreciate the tone the flack was using with her parent. As Ms. Eymere told WWD:

“I said ‘Don’t speak to my mom like this … Be careful. I am going to slap you.’ And she kept doing it and it just happened.”

In just 72 hours, Ms. Tesero had filed a suit for $1 million against Ms. Eymere, for “assault, battery, emotional distress, slander and/or libel.”

And who said fashion doesn’t pay?