...is not gold!
I was at the mall over the weekend when this glittery, shiny and glaringly bright window display caught my eye. So I stopped to take a photo. I recognized the form of the balloon dog, which is one of the signature sculptures by artist Jeff Koons but, I couldn't figure what the artist had to do with Louis Vuitton.
I did a little research when I got home. It turns out that the artist, Jeff Koons has teamed up with Louis Vuitton to create a collection of bags based on some very famous old masters by the likes of da Vinci, Van Gogh and Turner.
So they are offering a line of handbags with images of a few art world masterpieces and according to one site I visited, shoppers are not amused. One comment made reference to how LV spends a lot of time and money battling "knock-offs" and now they've done the knocking-off of the great masters (so to speak). Another person commented that they looked like souvenir bags that you might get in the museum gift shop. Ouch! It will be interesting to note if I see any of these on the arms of any women around town. There won't be any on my arm. But hey, that window is a show stopper.