What do you get when you cross Annie Leibowitz, Damien Hirst, Marc Jacobs and a gaggle of other luminaries with the legendary Louis Vuitton? Well, that would be a padded backpack, a trunk for surgical tools, a travel doggy crate and a whole lot of questionable necessities being auctioned off for the Red Cross in November.
We kid, we kid- although the items are somewhat random, they're special-order and will be auctioned off November 17 at Sotheby's in London to benefit the Red Cross on its 150th anniversary. In addition to Leibowitz's camera supply-friendly knapsack, Jacobs' luxury doggy liner and Hirst's oddball portable surgery trunk, there's an instrument case for a composer, a carrier for all kinds of cooking acoutrements for a chef and then, for a fifth generation Vuitton, a satchel for watercolor painting.
So all's well in a world where one lucky bidder gets an LV something-or-other and disaster victims get the more, er, crucial staples.