The Asian Market will most definitely save this world’s luxury industry. While I was talking earlier about Givenchy’s full Asian models display from the Paris Couture week, this brilliant marketing move came to me. As suggested earlier by our dear friend, Ellington, there goes Godfrey Gao for the Louis Vuitton Men Spring Summer 2011 ad campaign.
There’s something notable about this – the Canadian – born actor Godfrey Gao is the first Asian model to represent the Louis Vuitton Menswear label and, with it, Marc Jacobs’ obvious Asian – inspiration.
Photographer: Cedric Buchet. (no word on the second male model who appears in the ad campaign – you can see him right after the jump). Also – should we cross our fingers and hope for real diversity in the LV ads? Or it’s just for financial purposes only? (via)