For those who are wondering, no Louis Vuitton did not have a train that is now worth $8 million. Though the founder of the brand (Louis Vuitton himself) would have been pretty cool and wacky to own a train (it would be the 1850s equivalent of owning a super yacht today).
The $8 Million train was actually a much more wackier idea then a real train of a millionaire. It was part of the set created by Marc Jacobs when he was roped in to create the show stopper at the Autumn Winter Collection of the 2012 Paris Fashion Week. The steam train which was complete in all respects was so perfect that even models sitting insde were pleassantly surprised.
Here is what model Kel Markey who was part of the show had to say about it, 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.
Have a look at the superb train in the video below (though it continues on to show the gorgeous LV collection that debuted). The $8 million (that LV refused to confirm) was merely for the train set. The clothes and other arrangements cost millions more.
They say that knowledge is power. I used to think so, but I now know that they meant money. Every guinea is a philosopher’s stone. —