Airplane-shaped Louis Vuitton bag costs more than an actual airplane

A Louis Vuitton bag in the shape of an airplane has been the subject of mockery on social networks.

Part of the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2021 collection, the aviation-inspired men’s bag has been designed by Virgil Abloh and sells for $39,000 (about £28,000).

The brown bag features Louis Vuitton’s signature monogram pattern and has wings, engines, a tail and a nose to form the shape of an airplane.

French fashion house Louis Vuitton is well known for its luxury leather bags, but the impracticality of an airplane-shaped design and the price have caused a stir on social media.

One social media user wrote, “You can buy a real plane for less,” posting an ad of a small plane for sale for $32,300 as proof.

Another one wrote: “For $39 KI, better be able to steal this bag.”

True to form on social media, the bag has become the subject of many airplane-related jokes, as a person noted“Where’s my lip balm? Have you checked the cockpit?”

Meanwhile, another person joked, “Looks like the price of handbags has really ‘taken off’ this year.”

Abloh has been the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear since 2018 and is also the managing director of his own fashion house, Off-White.

This isn’t the first time one of Abloh’s designs has caught people’s attention.

Earlier this month, the designer posted a short clip on his Instagram of a carrot-shaped Louis Vuitton bag that has been viewed more than 1.4 million times.

The bag appeared to be orange leather with the brand’s classic monogram pattern. It also had lengths of green fabric coming from the top to represent a carrot top.

One person wrote: ‘Reimburse this man immediately.’

Another said: ‘Someone needs to write a book about this bag.’

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