Does Louis Vuitton's Fall 2013 Video Short Promote Prostitution?

Earlier this month, Louis Vuitton released its latest short film promoting their Fall 2013 collection. The film features Cara Delevingne, Isabeli Fontana, Georgia May Jagger and others strutting along the Rue du Pont Neuf in Paris at night wearing Marc Jacobs' sultry lingerie. Some critics are calling the video short an attack on women's rights and the luxury label is now under fire with accusations of promoting prostitution.

While a majority of the film has the models skulking around corners and climbing into the backs of cars semi-naked, it then cuts to footage of the brand's A/W 2013 runway show. When Louis Vuitton was contacted for a statement they said: "This video was created and broadcast by Love."

Who is Love? The statement is referring to Love Magazine. Katie Grand, Editor-In-Chief of Love Magazine and style consultant to the Marc Jacobs brand, was the one responsible for styling the models and hiring James Lima to direct. Did Louis Vuitton just throw Katie and her creative team under the bus, making them fashion roadkill? I am sure that was not the case.

Here is the video for your viewing pleasure.

What are your thoughts? Do you think Louis Vuitton should issue an apology?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Daily Telegraph

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