Final Fantasy's Lightning Gives an Interview About Fashion

Yes, a fashion company actually interviewed a video game character.


Final Fantasy XIII character Lightning has been showing up in fashion ads for Louis Vuitton recently, sporting clothes from one of its series. Now, Lightning has been interviewed by the French fashion company, saying that when she first saw the collection, it was as if she was hit by a bolt of lightning.

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In an exclusive Q&A that was released to The Telegraph, Lightning opens up to Louis Vuitton about what being a fashion model has been like for her. The Final Fantasy character hopes to one day share a stage with models like Jennifer Connelly and Alicia Vikander. She notes that she has a lot to learn to catch up to these "radiant women who are light years away from where [she] stands."

She also reveals that, at one time, she thought the only style that suited her was one that mirrored how strong and tough she is. She attributes Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere with helping her change the way she sees herself.

"His collection fills me with a sense of serenity and pride," said Lightning. "Perhaps I'm finally learning who I truly am."

Lightning mentions that her new fashion experience has opened her eyes.

"Fashion isn't something you're taught or given, it comes from your own taste and your own choices. It displays the essence of who you are to the people around you," she explained. "It is a thrill that I, who has faced my share of danger, have never experienced before. LV is a new adventure--a new fantasy--that I will enjoy from the bottom of my heart."

Lightning is happy that her days of adventuring have been put on hold. Her days are peaceful now, something she's always dreamed of, and she hopes these days last a long time. She says she knows they won't last forever, but when she returns to a world of strife, she'll be a new, evolved version of herself--all thanks to Louis Vuitton.

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