Sometimes you have to wonder who is buying luxury items like the Louis Vuitton dog kennel. Marc Jacobs has an answer for you: almost crazy people. In a Times UK interview, the designer notes that the recession hasn't stopped the fashion house's clientele from indulging:
There's this huge cult following of almost crazy people at Vuitton who just want whatever they buy to be exclusive.
He admitted that the canine carrier was made in jest:
The kennel was a bit of a joke really. Antoine Arnault [the director of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy] came to me with the idea of designing something that could be auctioned off for charity and this is all I could think of. Damien Hirst has done an armoire, Annie Leibovitz designed a camera case, and I have my kennel. I have to say in terms of workmanship, the kennel was quite a challenge.
Marc, you'd better stop talking before you end up in the (monogrammed) doghouse!