So, you know that massive, spectacular steam train at the Louis Vuitton show which looked like a million bucks? Yeah, well turns out it was worth eight--as in $8 Million.
Business of Fashion recently tweeted: "OK, apparently that custom built @LouisVuitton train at the A/W 2012 show cost 8 MILLION DOLLARS."
The rumor probably started with model Kel Markey, the subject of WWD's "Model Call" column today. Markey told the trade:
"The Louis Vuitton show blew me away. I heard the train cost $8 million. And it was so beautiful inside. You think they’d do bare-bones since only us models would see it, but it was really nice upholstery and luggage racks and all this beautiful wood paneling. I guess when Marc does things, he does them perfectly."
Apparently Vuitton declined to comment on the rumor, which is suspect at best. The train was undeniably show-stopping and certainly made the Louis Vuitton show headline-making news, but still $8 million is a lot to cough up just for a set.
So the (eight) million dollar question is: Do you think it was worth it?