So Louis Vuitton is currently slinging a plane-shaped handbag for $US39,000, which actually equates to more than $50,000 Australian dollars.
As reported by news.com.au, the bag is a part of Louis Vuitton creative director Virgil Abloh’s Fall-Winter 2021 collection.
The bag features the iconic LV monogram on brother leather and comes with all of the passenger jet trappings including wings, engines, tail and cockpit windows… and obviously a pair of handles.
As per usual, the Twittersphere has chimed in on the latest luxury item to hit the runway, revealing the fact that if you wanted to, you could actually buy a real plane for a less hefty price tag. For anyone who wishes to know what time of plane to be exact, it’s a 1968 Cessna 150H Single-Engine Plane (no damage with history logs complete). Not a bad deal if you have a spare $50k and you’re willing to take a risk on it.
You can buy an actual plane for less. pic.twitter.com/Egwh3A7tcp
— 🦜 Valeska 🦈 Vaccinated 💉 (@vah0603) April 3, 2021
While the concept of a plane-shaped bag for more than $50,000 AUD seems outrageous and low key out of context, after taking a look at the rest of the collection, it kind of seems less so. Abloh’s collection described as a, “multi-disciplinary artistic performance expressed in poetry, dance and music, and captured between Paris and a village in the Swiss mountains.”
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“The collection takes archetypes – the writer, the artist, the drifter, the salesman, the hotelier, the gallery owner, the architect, the student – and investigates the dress codes that inform our predetermined perceptions of these familiar characters. By employing fashion as a tool to change those assumptions, Virgil Abloh imbues the grammar of these codes with different values.”
Although the chances are super slim right now, here’s hoping that we can get on an actual plane sometime soon and forget all about this high fashion madness.
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