Louis Vuitton Causes Controversy In Moscow

Louis Vuitton Causes Controversy In Moscow

A two-storey suitcase-shaped installation is to be dismantled after complaints from Russians..

Louis Vuitton has been forced to remove a giant suitcase installation in the centre of Moscow, after a widespread outcry from the Russian public and MPs.

The huge trunk was erected in the city's famous Red Square to house an exhibition about the luxury fashion company's iconic baggage.

However, Russian MPs have criticised the installation as trivialising a 'sacred space' - the Red Square has a rich history, and is regarded as the central square of Moscow and all of Russia. 

GUM, the department store allegedly responsible for the installation, asked the fashion house to remove the exhibition hall following negative comments during its ten day stay in the centre of the city.

Releasing a statement on its website, GUM said: 'Considering the view of some of the public, and the fact that the pavilion's size has surpassed the agreed parameters, we told Louis Vuitton about the need to immediately dismantle the pavilion.'

By Olivia Marks

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