Too Much of An Imperialist Vibe?

photo by bookjunkie

We both just felt that this latest Louis Vuitton Ad Display had too much of an Imperialist vibe. Actually B pointed it out to me and I agreed.  The porter had that dejected, forlorn look as well, which compounds the fact.

I guess they were trying to create the magic of a bygone era?  A suggestion of the long history of the brand? I still think it costs too much and some French people I knew, found it ridiculously priced and couldn’t believe people queued up to buy it.  In Singapore, in particular, this brand cries out – ostentatious. It’s not the product itself, but the way people have reacted to it and used it as a status symbol.

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10 Responses to Too Much of An Imperialist Vibe?

  1. Al says:

    The ad is just….. well, not too tasteful…

    It’s also rather unfortunate people have looked beyond it’s superior craftsmanship and aim only making social statements 😦

  2. whatsaysyou says:

    Well said, bookjunkie. I am not a fan of Louis Vuitton and I cannot understand why people would queue up and die for a famous but overly-priced brand.

    • bookjunkie says:

      I once worked at a place where everyone was constantly raving about their LVs…..

      • whatsaysyou says:

        Serious? Oh my goodness, I happen to have come across some rather LV-mad women who said they cannot live without their Louis Vuitton bags. Man, give me a break there is more to life than harping over some silly over-priced bag.

      • bookjunkie says:

        over-priced canvas bag 😉

      • whatsaysyou says:

        Oh yes, overpriced canvas bag it is. I am going to say it (Man those LV-conscious people will clobber me for saying it but who cares), Louis Vuitton bags are not just overpriced but also most of them tend to look distasteful when the LV logos are emblazoned all over the bags.

      • bookjunkie says:

        I always thought that as well…before I knew it was so coveted. When I was a teen I found that design quite ugly.

  3. Crystal says:

    I found that more than a little disturbing.

    Honestly, I just don’t get the appeal of the LV brand. The way the leather is treated it looks and feels like a heavy plastic. Give me a soft, buttery leather any day over LV.

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