Moscow will host a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and CEO of Louis Vuitton Bernard Arnault.
In the Kremlin, motives of a “private” meeting, explained that the Fund of Bernard Arnault organized in Paris an exhibition of new painting from the collection of the Russian merchant and patron Sergei Shchukin.
The exhibition “Masterpieces of new art. The Shchukin collection” opened at the end of October. Her exhibition comprises 22 paintings by Matisse, 29 works by Picasso, 12 masterpieces by Gauguin, eight Cezanne and Monet, reports RIA “Novosti”.
As reported the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, “this Fund makes a significant contribution to the development of cultural and historical ties between our two countries. And of course, the company itself is actively involved in our market and contributes to the strengthening of bilateral economic and trade relations.”
Louis Vuitton is really a long time actively working on the Russian domestic market. In 2013, a result of active promotion in Russia of this brand on the red square was a huge chest in the style of Louis Vuitton within the framework of the events dedicated to the 120th anniversary of Gum. The appearance of the walls of the Kremlin buildings of up to nine meters high and 30 meters in length has caused the big public resonance, and in early December, the design was dismantled.
Last year Louis Vuitton even accused of supporting the Kremlin’s policy, when fashion Week in Paris by creative Director Nicolas Gesker presented a new fashion collection of Louis Vuitton in the colors of St. George ribbon, as if to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Russia.
The collection and its representation in global fashion magazines caused a scandal in Ukraine. Then the may issue of Elle magazine came with the cover, where the actress Michelle Williams posed in a striped dress, like the flowers on a ribbon.
The Ukrainian version of the magazine, so as not to injure the Ukrainian users changed cover – Michelle Williams “clothed” in a white dress with lace trim and glued the new cover to the already previously printed number.
Similar “St. George” style decorated the cover of the April issue of the British version of Elle.