Monday, January 24, 2011

Monsieur Vuitton never designed clothes

Yesterday, someone asked me what my pet peeve is. I thought about how I don't like peeing in public bathrooms or how I don't like when people reply to emails without reading them thoroughly, but in actuality, one of my biggest pet peeves is when people say Louis Vuitton is their favorite fashion designer.

It's not that I don't love the fashion house, Louis Vuitton -- I can even appreciate the revolutionary nature of the ubiquitous monogram canvas. I can appreciate the business genius and prowess of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH. I can appreciate Marc Jacobs.

I just can't stand when people don't realize that Louis Vuitton is not a fashion designer -- but a fashion house. In fact, the real Monsieur Vuitton designed flat-bottom trunks with trianon canvas, and I'm pretty sure most people aren't talking about him.

But I could be mistaken. Maybe these people are talking about the luggage designer from the 1800s. I can also appreciate a good suitcase.

Miss Couturable
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