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Louis Vuitton Menorah

Village Voice art director and FOJ* Chris Sauve sent us this Louis Vuitton menorah, noting "Creepy!" But I'm not sure I agree. Religious artifacts are supposed to be fetish objects. We're used to opposing status symbols because of the empty, … Read More

By / November 15, 2007
Jewcy loves trees! Please don't print!

Village Voice art director and FOJ* Chris Sauve sent us this Louis Vuitton menorah, noting "Creepy!" But I'm not sure I agree. Religious artifacts are supposed to be fetish objects. We're used to opposing status symbols because of the empty, shallow things they stand for, but for a lot of people, a menorah stands for something deeply meaningful.  Making it beautiful — OK, and also luxe — is a way of demonstrating how important it is.

In any case, we're pretty sure the actual Louis Vuitton company had nothing to do with this design, and we can't find anywhere to buy it online, so it's probably more of a thought experiment than a high-end Hannukah present anyway.

 

*"Friend of Jewcy." I realize I'm sort of trying to make "fetch" happen here, but it's such a handy acronym!

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