Louis Vuitton will Sell Face Shield for $961 (N366,000)
Louis Vuitton is set to unveil face shields with the LV monogram and gold studs in an attempt to make a fashion statement out of the personal protective equipment (PPE) meant to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The LV Face Shield is supposed to be unveiled for sale on October 30, as part of the French luxury company’s 2021 cruise collection.
It is made of plastic and a sliver of leather with prints.
Laced with their signature ‘LV’ trim along the edges of the plastic and headband, it is understood the face shield can also be flipped up and worn like a visor, offering both “stylishness and protection.”
It can also shift from clear to dark in the sunlight, like a transition lens and will sell for $961 (N366,000).
Some other brands including Fendi, Palm Angels, Marine Serre, and Cristian Siriano have made branded face masks.
However, Louis Vuitton is the first luxury brand to venture into making full face shields.
A review from Vanity Fair, a lifestyle magazine says: “This is a ridiculously high-priced logo-covered item for rich people. But it’s also not exactly a trinket,” Forbes quoted a fashion critic as saying while commenting on the forthcoming shield.
“If even some rich people are a little bit more inclined to wear personal protective gear because they have purchased this face shield, that’s good for all of us.”