Lightning’s Modeling “Infuses New Breath Into The Character”
Late last year, we learned that Final Fantasy protagonist Lightning had embarked on a modeling career .
Now, more images have arrived , so we can see Lightning sporting a variety of Louis Vuitton apparel.
She's shown wearing items from "Series 4," which you can see on display – worn by real women – in the video below.
Square Enix says this collaboration "embodies shared values to preserve tradition while seeking out new and revolutionary ideas." Louis Vuitton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquiere said Lightning is "the perfect avatar for a global, heroic woman" and she "heralds a new era of expression." Added Final Fantasy boss Tetsuya Nomura:
"This collaboration is not just a promotion of a game, and it is a great honor that the character herself received an offer from a world famous brand. This has infused new breath into the character, Lightning."
Well now, let's not get carried away. We're done with that character, right Nomura? Quite frankly, she really wasn't one of the better protagonists in the franchise and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII was just…tragic.
At any rate, you'll be seeing Lightning in magazines starting this month, and she'll also be in more promotional videos. Here's hoping this new career satisfies her and she remains retired.