Final Fantasy Characters Are Now Models for Louis Vuitton, Which Seems Like As Good a Time As Any to Say That Final Fantasy VII Is Overrated

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French fashion house Louis Vuitton announced a new partnership this week with Square Enix, makers of the Final Fantasy series of role-playing video games, which also finally announced a high-definition remake of Final Fantasy VII earlier this year. No, not Chocobo-skin handbags.

Creative director Nicolas Ghesquière has revealed that Lightning, star of the role-playing video game Final Fantasy XIII, will be the face of the label’s spring-summer 2016 campaign. Controversially, Ghesquière  did not say when the remake of Final Fantasy VII would be released — even though the fans have been asking for it for nearly a decade — and did not address concerns about the remake’s episodic structure.

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All in all, this a win for anime, though. The partnership is just one more piece of evidence proving that anime is real, Mom, and that gaijin should stop making fun of it.

Final Fantasy Characters Pitch Louis Vuitton Now