Brand Crack: The Louis Vuitton $42,000 Handbag
Maybe I watch too much crappy television? I don’t know. But, I was watching the Preview Channel – you know, the channel that scrolls the TV guide at the bottom while washed up child actors talk celebrity gossip- the other day when the woman on the show started barking on and on about Louis Vuitton’s $42,000 handbag. She, of course, mentioned how something so ugly could cost so much. Then I did some more digging and found that every blog on earth, including mine now, had blogged about it. Incidentally, I found it on Fashionator first. These blogs are fun, but I was more interested in this piece because it’s the first large fashion house to be swept up in a this recent patchwork micro-trend. The trend probably re-emerged at Burning Man, as many god awful (and wonderful) trends seem to do, but the first I had noticed it with someone who I would consider a top fashion designer was with Maison Martin Margiela. Martin Margiela’s work is so much more completely aesthetically thought-out compared to the Louis Vuitton piece, though. Shoot. I really wish I could continue, but I’ve got to go to work now. Expect this re-written by Monday.