Friday, May 2, 2008

Louis Vuitton Sues Artist!


Louis Vuitton is suing artist Nadia Plester for use of their name and likeness.
Through her Simply Living campaign, started in October 2007, Plesner sells products with the image of a Darfur victim with a chihuahua and a Louis Vuitton-esque purse. All benefits go to Divest Darfur. What do you think? Does Louis Vuitton have any merit? Comment.

5 comments:

Denise said...

this kind of makes fun of paris hilton and stuff so its kinda funny that way. but on the other hand its pretty sad that the boy has no clothes on but a LV bag in is hand. dont know if i like it. i rather dont. kinda racist or sth.

fer-shizzer said...

I think Louis Vuitton has some merit because their brand, to me anyway, is being used by the artist to represent vanity and carelessness. i they have a right to protect their image.
Besides that though the artwork reminds me a lot of Bono's RED advertisement campaign. Forlorn african people are used in it like props to guilt people into buying things they don't need and the company makes a lot of money. Can you tell i don't like RED, lol? I think it's dehumanizing. By the way this is dum_spiro_spero from the mka board!

fer-shizzer said...

i thought i'd post an article about the darfur situation it reminds me of, but I can't find it on the washinton' posts's website so here's a facebook link:

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2213095071&topic=2973

Lissett said...

^ dum_spiro_spero, you sound very intelligent, and I agree! I wanted to leave a comment on your blog, but I wasn't able to. =(

fer-shizzer said...

aw, thank you lissett! sorry about the blog, it's friend's only. i plan on starting a fashion blog once school's out in a couple weeks, anyone will be able to leave comments on it! :) also i won't have to use my embarrassing livejournal name as my signature!