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.