Fallout continues from last week’s opening of a new Louis Vuitton production facility in Texas. Or perhaps, we should say, there’s falling out of the Company line in praising U.S. President Trump. Three days after the President attended and spoke at the grand opening ceremony, LV’s Women’s Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière publicly stated his opposition to any association with Trump.
In a Sunday morning IG post, Ghesquière wrote:
“Standing against any political action. I am a fashion designer refusing this association #trumpisajoke #homophobia.”
The Trump Administration’s presence and participation in the October 17 Louis Vuitton event was both hailed and criticized.
PurseBop’s instagram post on this elicited nearly 500 responses:
On October 18, Grab Your Wallet, an organization that promotes boycotts of companies aligned with Trump or his administration, called for a boycott of Louis Vuitton and all of the companies owned by its corporate parent, LVMH: read Louis Vuitton Faces Boycott Threat
Ghesquière’s public statement drew support and criticism.
Do you think LV expected blowback? Or is this a case of all press is good press? Interestingly, LV’s official IG account and its US website make no mention of the new Texas facility opening. Furthermore, do you expect any repercussions against Ghesquière by LV?
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