Jeremy Scott was sued on August 6, 2015, in a Californian federal court by Tierney, who works under the pseudonym Rime. Tierney claims that the dress Perry wore bears the Vandal Eyes mural which he was commissioned to paint in 2012 in Detroit.

rs_634x1024-150504172416-634.katy-perry-met-gala-red-carpet.jw.5415 Perry at this year's Met gala in the disputed Moschino dress
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Perry with designer Jeremy Scott Perry with designer Jeremy Scott
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Rimes-graffiti Rime's Vandal Eyes mural in Detroit
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The artist is outraged that Moschino have profited from his designs, as well as damaging his reputation by associating him with the glamorous fashion house. Tierney is calling for the items of clothing bearing his artwork to be destroyed, as well as a monetary payout for damages.