If you thought paying thousands of dollars for a home gym facility was expensive, then you’re going to be in for a shock with Louis Vuitton’s latest collection.
The luxury designer brand, which also made headlines in 2020 for releasing a pair of ‘designer’ dumbbells for £ 1,730, recently released its Fall / Winter 21 collection and, with it, a leather bag. in the shape of an airplane. So far, so LV. But here’s the kicker – the bag costs more than an actual plane.
The aviation-inspired men’s brown bag is embossed with Louis Vuitton’s classic LV monogram design, with a tail, wings, engines and even a nose to form the shape of an airplane.
The collection took on archetypes such as hotelier, architect and salesperson and aimed to change the dress codes that inform our predetermined perceptions of these familiar characters by using props, patterns and techniques to play on the themes of the illusion.
However, online users weren’t in it. Many have criticized the design as well as the price attached to it. A Louis Vuitton airplane-shaped bag will set you back around £ 28,000 – enough to buy you a real airplane, as one Twitter user discovered.
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The brand’s artistic director, Virgil Abloh, who also owns Off-White, is known for extravagant designs like this one. Previous collections included carrot-shaped bags which, again, come at a steep price. We’re going to stick to our backpack for now.
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