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CLARIFICATION: A Memo Pad item in WWD Tuesday regarding Dana Thomas, author of "Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster," and her appointment as European editor of Portfolio, incorrectly stated where Thomas will next tour for her book. She will visit Melbourne, Australia; New Zealand, and Hong Kong. In addition, the nature of Yves Carcelle of LVMH's displeasure with the book was unclear in the item. Carcelle, president of LVMH's fashion and leather goods division, was upset about the portrayal of LVMH overall, and not of its chief, Bernard Arnault. Thomas contends she was misquoted in discussing Carcelle's criticisms with WWD, saying, "I didn't say it [Louis Vuitton] was like McDonald's as a product, but like McDonald's in that your logo [not label, as quoted in WWD] is one of the most recognizable in the world." Finally, some industry executives criticized "Deluxe" at the time of its publication because of Thomas' premise that the quality of luxury goods has declined as more products have been created. Tuesday's Memo Pad item may have implied their criticisms focused on factual inaccuracies and, as far as WWD is aware, the book contains none.
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