Louis Vuitton Creates Custom Solar-Powered Trunk | Marc Jacobs Bags Out Suitcases

Posted on: May 9

Louis Vuitton is happy to create almost any custom piece, if you've got the cash to splash. Last year Karl Lagerfield bought a custom LV trunk to hold his 20 iPods. And now a Chinese gentleman has commissioned something a little more grandiose, and just a little more strange.

The client "wanted to be able to watch television and offer coffee to his friends wherever he traveled in the world, including the remotest desert," Louis Vuitton's Patrick-Louis Vuitton recounts. "We agreed to put two solar panels linked to a battery for the flat-screen TV and DVD player, two-way radio, tuner and coffee machine."

The one-of-a-kind trunk, which is covered in the label's iconic Damier canvas, took a year to complete and costs tens of thousands of dollars.

I guess if you can afford it, why not?

One person who probably won’t line up for an exclusive LV trunk is the brand's creative director, Marc Jacobs. He commented at the recent Met Costume Institute Gala that he doubts trunks will ever make a comeback.

"I don't think there's anything practical about traveling with a trunk," he said. "Luxury travel is traveling with a toothbrush. That's it, end of story. The people who really live luxurious lives don't need to pack. They've got stuff wherever they go."

I suppose he’s right!

[Source: Luxist]

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