That was then ... it's very hard to understand fashion designers policy regarding copyrighted material being loosely woven into a work of art. Louis Vuitton sued, twice, a Danish art student, Nadia Plesner, for using an image (not even an LV) to raise money for Darfur orphans. A stylistic take-off on the ubiquitous image of Paris Hilton holding a designer bag in one hand while cuddling a tiny yipping dog in the other.
Curiously Louis Vuitton itself was sued for fraud for selling Murakami framed works of art which were discovered to simply be the material used for its bags during the collision of art and commerce at the Murakami exhibit at MOCA in Los Angeles.
Louis Vuitton is supporting young artists again through its Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project.
Lessons that should have been learned from Campbell Soup.