Russia just got the BIGGEST Louis Vuitton piece EVER!
Russia Outraged By Giant Louis Vuitton Anniversary Suitcase
Politicians didn't like it, the public didn't like it, so the gigantic Louis Vuitton suitcase is being booted out of Red Square.
The GUM department store on Red Square, which is responsible for 30-feet (nine meters) high and 100-feet (30-meters) long construction, promised in a statement released Wednesday that it would be dismantled.
Politicians and public alike condemned the exhibit, a stone's throw from the tomb of communist leader Vladimir Lenin. State news agencies reported that the Kremlin had demanded the removal of the display.
The construction is part of an exhibition called "The Soul of Travel," marking Vuitton's 150th anniversary and was to open on Dec. 2. Louis Vuitton said the construction was a copy of a model owned by a Russian noble, Prince Vladimir Orlov.
In a statement, Louis Vuitton previously said that the oversized version of its trademark trunk was actually a nod to Russian history, as it's modeled after "a trunk which once belonged to Prince Wladimir Orloff" and contains his monogrammed initials. Even the exhibition itself has ties to Russia -- proceeds from the six-week show will be donated to the Naked Heart Foundation, a children's charity backed by Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova. (She's also the girlfriend of Antoine Arnault, the chairman and CEO of LVMH, the luxury conglomerate that owns Louis Vuitton.)
Well I’ll take it!