If you’re an avgeek and fashionista (those are often mutually exclusive, in my experience, and I’m looking at myself here) who has $39,000 burning a hole in your pocket, then the new Louis Vuitton airplane bag designed by Virgil Abloh is probably for you.
And nope, this isn’t an April Fools’ joke, as this is actually part of Louis Vuitton’s fall/winter 2021 collection.
Price aside, I can’t decide if this is my favorite or least favorite bag ever. I mean, I love that Louis Vuitton is embracing aviation, but what is this monstrosity of an airplane?
What do OMAAT readers think?
I think it’s an awesome idea. I’d love to have one but I don’t have that kind of money.
This reminds me of George Carlin's comment that "if you nail together two things that have never been nailed together before, some schmuck will buy it from you."
I think you mean "burning a *hole* in your pocket."
Ever since Virgil Abloh took over men’s creative director post, Vuitton’s taste level has steadily gone down hill. Everything he designed is not for travel anymore but for hypebeasts to show off on Instagram. Gone are the days when bags produced are suitable/ practical for travel. This plane for example, is epitome of the type of design he likes to produce; it’ll stand out on Instagram but virtually useless as a traveling bag. Oh and...
Ever since Virgil Abloh took over men’s creative director post, Vuitton’s taste level has steadily gone down hill. Everything he designed is not for travel anymore but for hypebeasts to show off on Instagram. Gone are the days when bags produced are suitable/ practical for travel. This plane for example, is epitome of the type of design he likes to produce; it’ll stand out on Instagram but virtually useless as a traveling bag. Oh and don’t worry about walking into Louis Vuitton and finding this sitting on a shelf. Items like this are made to order; you will need to plunk down cash in advance (full amount) and wait 6-8 month for delivery. Make sure you pay with citi double cash to get 2x points. ;)
Louis Vuitton is about as tacky as it gets lol
It’s ugly but I bet it sells out.
Jeffree Star is going to buy it
Just. Plane. Ugly.
Does it fit in a Ryanair bag sizer?
LV artist collaborations were the best compared to the brown and gold logo—Murakami, Richard Prince, and whoever else I missed since I stopped paying attention. Thom Browne’s animals are having more fun in this narrow, hideous fashion bag category.
But if it’s a Hercules where are the propellers?
Yet another trinket for those people with more money than brains to indulge themselves with.
I’m so glad I’m poor so I don’t need to worry about making such decisions!
It’s a reflection of the state of the fashion industry: desperately impoverished in respect of talent, sense, creativity, flair. The only thing more pathetic than the ‘designers’: the cretins buying this kind of junk, usually with logo/ brand name plastered all over it.
“It’s a Lacroix, sweeetie”
Unless your flying private , spending a weekend in the hamptons , or just going to show case it in your closet with the rest of your collection don’t even bother. I watch fake Louis Vuitton after fake go through the X-ray machines at tsa. Those conveyor belts damage your bags. No one is putting a $30,000 bag through one of those machines.
Louis Vuitton has always been tied up with travel for their brand image, so this isn’t really out of the ordinary (they were famous for their luggage). All the tacky logo plastered all over is also pretty typical LV.
Look at all the miles to be earned on purchasing this.
From the front angle, looks like a bandolier carrying either fat bullets or turds
Worthy of a Darwin Award nomination...
It kind of looks like an A400m with the wrong engines
It looks like a Globemaster C-17, not sure there are many military Louis lovers outhere!
It’s a C-130 with jet engines.
Reminds me of the BAe 146 (4-engine, high wing, T-tail, kind of "stubby" fuselage)
To be seen on the arm of TPG Himself at the next Marriott Oscar Party...
Four engine planes are so out of fashion. Someone should have told them twin jets are all the rage these days.
This is it. We found it. Definite proof that we live in the worst timeline.
Can't wait for my 64 year old Chinese great aunt tell me this is an A380 from China Airlines.