On June 1st, Louis Vuitton unveiled their new Takashi Murakami-designed line of luggage, handbags, and smallish leather items. They waited 15 days before releasing it to select stores, presumable so those lucky few in the industry who were given freebees, could flaunt their limited edition items in faces of the less privileged.
The release party was at the Brooklyn Museum and Kanye West reportedly rocked it. Louis Vuitton also stationed random street vendors around the show selling the bags a la knock-off style. Pretty amusing.