The Easel

Battle of the fashion foundations: Prada vs Louis Vuitton

New public art galleries are surely a good thing, so what’s with the tone of misgiving? Prada and LMVH, both major fashion businesses, have funded new art galleries in Milan and Paris. We have all benefited from the generosity of the Courtauld’s and Fricks, so why not some more? Perhaps so. But you do sense the writer is just a bit uneasy – where does the branding stop and the art start?