There has been a spate of gun massacres this year in Wisconsin, Colorado and Texas. Nevertheless, a Las Vegas gun company announced in July that it had created an accessory for the “stylish” gun owner: a handgun grip monogrammed with Louis Vuitton’s logo. The luxury brand quickly distanced itself from Machine Gun Vegas’s design. In a statement, Louis Vuitton says it is “in no way associated with this company. We do not manufacture gun grips and do not condone the alteration of our creations in any way.” A spokeswoman for Machine Gun Vegas says she is “not allowed to discuss” the grip.
Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Happiness is a warm “Louis Vuitton”?'