What Is It? Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami Monogramoflauge Duffle Bag
Where Does It Come From? Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami 2008 collection
Who Designed It? Marc Jacobs and Takashi Murakami
Why Is It Grail Status Today?
Kanye West doesn’t care much for Louis Vuitton these days. In fact back in 2013 he even called for a boycott of the brand. But when he first emerged on the hip-hop scene around 2003, he quickly became known as the Louis Vuitton Don thanks to his favorite backpack, which he rarely went anywhere without. Meanwhile, in 2007, West’s favorite fine artist was Takashi Murakami, whom Yeezy commissioned to design the album art for his third solo album Graduation. So when in 2008 Murakami designed a “monogramoflauge” capsule collection for Louis Vuitton, Kanye West’s two favorite things became one. For years, the only duffle bag Kanye carried was the one you see here.
But whether you’re a Yeezy wardrobe completist or not, this duffle packs a punch both in terms of aesthetics—it’s a freakin’ camo print and LV monogram in one!—and in cool factor thanks to Murakami’s big time name in the art world. Point is, you don’t have to be one of the biggest celebrities in the world to turn heads with this bag, and thanks to the Louis Vuitton name, you know it’ll be an heirloom to cherish for years and years to come. And you’ll have something cool to show your grandkids when they one day ask, “Grandpa, what’s a Kanye?”
The Louis Vuitton x Takashi Monogramoflauge duffle bag is available right now via Grailed.