Am I the only one who’s completely horrified at the fact that the face of Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2016 campaign isn’t even real?
The brand has shocked the world by showcasing its latest collection on a video game character with pastel pink hair.
According to Harper’s Bazaar “Nicolas Ghesquière opted for a relatively unknown star (at least in terms of the fashion world) for Vuitton's Series 4 campaign, Lightning from the Final Fantasy game series. The creative director unveiled the campaign starring the pink-haired character on Instagram, which was created in collaboration with video game artist Tetsuya Normura.”
What’s disturbing is that fashion already portrays unrealistic standards of beauty, but now we’re expected to worship sci-fi looking characters as they sport around coveted designs?
When did this change come about where we no longer want to see clothes on real people? Is this the way of the future? How will this challenge our perception of a healthy body image? How will this damage one’s self confidence when young women start comparing their figures and flaws to a cartoon character whom is stick thin?
The inspiration behind Louis Vuitton’s campaign is the merging of reality and fantasy. The result is the character Lightning sporting the season’s ‘it’ bag, Go-14.
Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think. Has fashion taken it too far?
Image Source: Instagram