As my colleague Jared Paul Stern recently pointed out
rather brilliantly, there's a lot of awful Vuitton fakery out there. Recently Rick Ross appeared on XXL Magazine's May issue looking very cool in a pair of Louis Vuitton sunglasses. One problem,Louis Vuitton says they are not Vuitton shades. The XXL Magazine website
displays a letter from the hardworking Vuitton legal team saying that the sunglasses feature counterfeit Louis Vuitton trademarks. The letter goes on to say that "Louis Vuitton did not grant permission to Mr. Ross or to whoever did make the sunglasses to use our trademarks" and that "no affiliation, sponsorship or association exists between Rick Ross or XXL and Louis Vuitton."All Hip Hop reveals
that the glasses were actually made by Jacob Bernstein, "the sunglasses pimp"
who says the frames are authentic Louis Vuitton Millionaires and that his additions are no different than tricking out a Rolls Royce
. Right. Sounds like someone at LVMH needs to fire up the Lawsuit-o-Matic 5000 and get to work.