When we created our fashion website, never did we think that we would write the word “Louis Vuitton” and “toilet” in the same sentence, but 2017 doesn’t stop for anyone.
Most people think of this when we say the word Louis Vuitton, a luxury brand which excels in leather goods and remarkable construction.
Well, now this :
Also seems to be added to the things associated with this high-end brand. Why? You may ask. Well, that part we can’t get our heads around- or should we say butts!
The person responsible for this creative mixture is artist Illma Gore, who also is credited for the * graphic image* nude portrait of President Donald Trump. Once you have that image seared into your brain, let me also remind you that is can be yours for a meager sum of $1.5 million. yes, with an M.
Anyways, back to the toilet again. Gore spent three months and used 24 different bags valued at $15,000 total, including a $3,000 suitcase, to make the fully functioning end result.
Each piece was sourced from designer resale site Tradesy and the toilet itself is currently on display at the Tradesy showroom in Santa Monica, California.
Talk about repurposing huh?
If you feel the need to expand your Louis Vuitton collection even further, this piece can be yours for $100,000 and thankfully it has not been used… yet. Although Gore does say that many fans have offered to change that.
While this novel designer item has fully surpassed the obnoxious gold toilet for us, it isn’t the first item to be given the high fashion stamp of approval.
Back in September of 2016, Supreme released a $30 brick that was soon after listed at $1,000 on eBay. And just a couple days ago, Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director Kim Jones Instagrammed an image of a big Louis Vuitton x Supreme teddy bear on sale to benefit BBC Children in Need.
We have created this very special one of a kind @louisvuitton X @supremenewyork bear 🐻 for @BBCCiN , let’s get him a good home for this great cause ! Get bidding via www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey Bear and ears modelled by the one and only @katemossagency , full collection curated by @kegrand pls repost thank you ! Thanks to Louis Vuitton, James Jebbia and Katie Grand. Photo by @kegrand
While the use of designer logos and prints on everyday items isn’t new we certainly think that this venture between a toilet and Louis Vuitton is one of the more bizarre and wtf pairings.
If you do love the quirky element of the mixture, you can follow hundreds of DIY artists who play around with just that. Our favorite is Ava Nirui, who has quite a cult Instagram following. Some of her notable creations are toothbrushes covered in Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami monogram print and Chanel double-C-emblazoned basketballs.
Of course, we think if you get the toilet you need to grab this matching Louis Vuitton toilet paper, thanks to another DIY artist.
So what do you think? Is this art?