Louis Vuitton Forced To Remove Russian Installation

The luxury fashion house has been at the centre of controversy in Moscow

Louis Vuitton has had to remove its giant suitcase installation from Moscow’s Red Square.

The two-storey construction, which has been situated on the historic site for the past ten days, has sparked controversy with the Russian publics and MPs as it is blocking the view of many famous landmarks.
The mammoth trunk was intended to house an exhibition about the French fashion house’s iconic luggage from early December through to next January.
However, owing to a negative response from the public, and lawmakers citing that the installation ‘defiled a sacred place for the Russian government’, the department store GUM asked Louis Vuitton to dismantle it.
Which also means that the star-studded launch party that was planned for tomorrow (Friday 29th November) has been cancelled.
Although Louis Vuitton erected the huge case as ‘a way to thank Russia for accompanying us for more than a century and a half’, it unfortunately left many locals unimpressed. All is not lost though: proceeds from tickets sales to the Red Square ice rink will be donated Natalia Vodianova’s charity, the Naked Heart Foundation.
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