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CULTURE, FASHION / September 29 2011 12:10 PM

QUEL SCANDALE! Presents Fashion Fascists: Louis Vuitton Moët-Nazi

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In this, the final installment of Quel Scandale!‘s “Fashion Fascists” series (see also: Christian Dior, Coco Chanel and Daphne Guinness), we explore the wartime activities of Louis Vuitton and its role in aiding the Vichy regime, also know as the French puppet government that openly collaborated with the German occupying forces. The details of Vuitton’s involvement came out seven years ago with the publication of Louis Vuitton: A French Saga, which LVMH pretty much tried to ignore. But unlike a crying child, a secret Nazi past isn’t something you can lock in a closet until it passes out from exhaustion.

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