A supermodel who shills for Estee Lauder claims Revlon used her image without permission — making it seem like she was promoting the rival company’s products, according to a lawsuit.
Grace Elizabeth, a Victoria’s Secret model who has sashayed the runways of Diane von Fürstenberg, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta, claims in court papers that cosmetic titan Revlon posted an image of her to the company’s Instagram and Facebook pages last year to promote its Skinlights Prismatic Bronzer, according to her Manhattan Federal Court filing against the company.
In fact, the 24-year-old Brooklynite was wearing make up from Marc Jacobs in the shot, taken in January 2017 by Michael Schwartz for Vogue Mexico, the model said in court papers.
“The shot was totally unrelated to advertising for Estee Lauder or Revlon. She is not wearing Revlon make-up,” her attorney Edward Greenberg told The Post.
The model, whose given name is Grace Elizabeth Harry Cabe, had rejected an earlier offer to work for Revlon, the lawyer said.
“No means no,” Greenberg told The Post.
“Revlon used her image anyway,” she charged in the litigation, which says Revlon posted the Schwartz pic in April 2020 to “promote, market and brand Revlon products.”
Cabe, who boasts 1.3 million followers on Instagram, has a bigger audience on the social media platform than Kate Moss, former Revlon models Christy Turlington and Iman, and 2018 Revlon catwalkers Imaan Hammam and Adwoa Aboah, she said in the lawsuit.
Cabe has been featured on at least 38 magazine covers, including Vogue in Brazil, China, Spain, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Paris, Russia and Turkey, according to the suit against Revlon, which seeks unspecified damages.
A Revlon spokesperson downplayed the situation, telling The Post: “Revlon mistakenly posted a single image of Ms. Elizabeth on social media. When we became aware of the mistake, we quickly removed the image, and we have sought to resolve this issue amicably and fairly with Ms. Elizabeth.”