It is well to explain that Jacobs recently apologized for his “Free Tibet” collection, which he had once designed to support Tibet occupied by the Chinese. The collection is no longer manufactured.
That may have less to do with his political ideas, but rather with the fact that Louis Vuitton recently launched their madly expensive retro-train from Paris to Shanghai. The Chinese market is regarded as the fastest growing in the world. Because it wants to eventually be spoiled with the regime. That means, Jacobs backpedaled.
He’s quite experienced at this, a few years ago, when George W. Bush was president of the United States, Jacobs decked his shop window with the slogan “Worst President Ever”. The conservative Louis Vuitton-Group LVMH didn’t find it all that great. Marc sensed it and took decoration off.
For now, the designer seems to be tired of politics. He sent a word:
“I guess politics and fashion, you’ve always got to be a bit careful because somebody’s going to get offended or somebody’s going to feel it isn’t right,” he offered. “I don’t want to sound stupid or ignorant or anything, but I spend my time in the studio choosing fabric and colors and trying to figure out what we’re going to make … If you want to avoid controversy, you just don’t do [political] things like that.”
Von: Carl Jakob Haupt