When Louis Vuitton tapped Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçon to design her own LV bag, this probably wasn’t what the brand had in mind. Yes, both the brand and Kawakubo wanted to do something unique that “noone had done before.” But this, this is just awful.
All Kawakubo really did was slash three large gaping holes into a beautiful, perfectly good Louis bag. While some might see it as art, we see it as a huge disappointment. As someone who has dreamed of owning a Louis since middle school, this just down right saddens me.
The Sac bag retails for $2,790 even though it has giant gashes in the side. Despite the missing fabric, the LV website assures that even though the bag is full of holes, your stuff won’t fall out; thanks to a pouch that will keep your belongings secure.
This bag is part of a series of Louis Vuitton iconoclast collaborations. Next, Rei Kawakubo will be joined by Karl Lagerfield, Christian Louboutin, Frank Gehry, product designer Marc Newson and artist Cindy Sherman, who will all put their own twist on the classic LV monogram print. Let’s hope that the next bag is just a little bit more practical.