Report: Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2012 Train Cost $8 Million

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Louis Vuitton’s luxe locomotive.

From building a fully-functioning carousel to a custom-created Rachel Feinstein set, it’s clear Marc Jacobs spares no expense when it comes to his collection presentations. Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2012 show was no exception.

The show-stopping spectacle included a LV-branded train—a full-sized, moving locomotive that shared the runway with his model lineup—and it didn’t come cheap.

Though the company declined to comment on the cost, model Kel Markey, who walked in the show, told Women’s Wear Daily that she heard that the train cost $8 million.

“It was so beautiful inside,” she said. “You think they’d do bare-bones since only us models would see it, but it was really nice upholstery and luggage racks and all this beautiful wood paneling. I guess when Marc does things, he does them perfectly.”

It’s a notable show of cash, considering Jacobs’ contract negotiations at Dior reportedly came to a halt after he asked for a $10 million salary. Looks like we know who’s got the big bank account at LVMH…

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