Off-White joins Bid for the Louvre for a good cause
Designer Virgil Abloh created the carryall for Bid for the Louvre, an auction that supports the upcoming education space of the renowned museum. The sales of the Bid for the Louvre fundraiser at the museum's new studio will go towards artistic and cultural education.
Take a look at Off-White™'s 2.8 Jitney handbag for Bid for the Louvre below, and bid for the bag alongside many other items on Christie’s website.
The Jitney 2.8 — a structured, top-handle leather bag — made its debut in 2019, featuring Off-White’s crossed-arrows logo and phrases like cash inside and turn to open.
The bag is made of Italian lambskin laminated silver leather, which Abloh has specially embossed to mimic the metal framework of the museum's Pyramid. Virgil Abloh also wrapped the bag in silver sequins, glowing mini paillettes, and diamond-shaped reliefs, making it shine as brightly as the pyramid structure and the City of Lights surrounding it.
In addition, to better reproduce the metal structure, a 3D-embossed effect was added to the material while the hardware was finished in a fitting shade of gray-silver.
As part of France's second lockdown, the Louvre closed again and the world's most famous museum is losing unprecedented income. There has never been a more critical time there, and to help the Louvre keep open [foi isto que quiseram dizer?] to all post-pandemic art is almost an obligation.
The lucky buyer gets not only the bag but also tickets to an upcoming Off-White™ runway show in 2021.
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