The life of a multi-millionaire is not all it’s cut out to be! Yelling at minions, making nerve wracking business decisions and obsessively tracking the stock market does take its toll on you. How’s a millionaire supposed to blow off some steam? According to Karl Largerfeld, venting the day’s frustrations on a $174,000 punching bag might help. The German designer has teamed up with Louis Vuitton to create a limited edition range of luxury boxing equipment including a full-size punching bag, a storage trunk, a stand, a mat and boxing gloves.
The bag features Louis Vuitton’s signature monogram as well as golden-brass hardware. When the bag is removed from the trunk the latter makes for a pretty interesting travel closet. The mat and gloves also boast the famous monogram. The limited edition collection is part of a series of six collaborations that Louis Vuitton has undertaken, titled “the Icon and the Iconoclasts,” in a bid to reinvent their timeless monogram. Besides Karl, Christian Louboutin, Rei Kawakubo, photographer Cindy Sherman, architect Frank Gehry, and industrial designer Marc Newson are also part of the project.
Karl may have been driven to take up aggressive sport thanks to the demands of his diva kitty Choupette, but we’re seriously questioning these products. Even with the collection limited to 25 pieces, we can’t imagine who would want to buy a designer punching bag. The thought of someone punching $175,000 monogrammed Louis Vuitton leather is giving us serious anxiety issues.
[Via – Instyle]