The incorrigible leatherdaddy and designer of multiple flagship sites for the business says his all-black contribution was inspired by a mediaeval strongbox he spotted when touring a 14th century Venetian palace. He joins Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, Sol LeWitt, and other artists in the now-nine-year-old collection. Despite the dual sculptural features he desired, bags cost €8,000 and are yet robust enough for everyday usage.
"It was a wonderful task," Marino told WWD recently. "I design furniture for Vuitton, as well as rugs and doorknobs, so it's quite similar to what I do for them." "This isn't a wussy handbag,"