Sunday, December 9, 2012

Louis Vuitton Pumpkin Bag By Yayoi Kusama For $133,430

Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama has worked with Louis Vuitton to create this unique Pumpkin Bag, which will be available at the Selfridges luxury store in London. This pumpkin purse designed by Yayoi Kusama is called the Kusama Pumpkin Minaudière bag. It is available for sale for the price of $133,430.

Black-and-gold pumpkin-shaped purse by Yayoi Kusama

The black-and-gold Pumpkin Minaudière bag is handcrafted, and was inspired by the small evening bags used by the French glitterati in the 30s, which used to be designed by local French jewellers. It is made from black resin, pure gold and metal, and has a gold chain strap, which can be hung across the shoulder. The inside of the purse is made from black leather, and can comfortably hold a mobile phone, money/cards and a few makeup items.

Louis Vuitton's pumpkin minaudiere purse

As its name shows, the Kusama Pumpkin Minaudière bag is shaped like a pumpkin, which is the trademark motif of Yayoi Kusama. Each bag was carefully handcrafted by master craftsmen from Louis Vuitton. With its price tag of $133,430, we can clearly say that the Kusama Pumpkin Minaudière bag is one of the world’s most expensive purses.

Yayoi Kusama has made only five of these limited-edition pumpkin purses for Louis Vuitton, which will all be on sale at Selfridges. What do you think of this Louis Vuitton Pumpkin purse? What sort of a party would you carry it to?

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