If Marc Jacobs has it his way, furry foxtails will be this season’s equivalent to Miuccia Prada’s robots. Certain A-list models and celebrities have already been spotted sporting the latest “It” accessory attached to their Louis Vuitton spring runway bags, and I say go for it–if you’ve got the cash to spare. Vuitton’s spring runway pieces are mostly messenger-style bags, one of which is seen here on the gorgeous Elle Macpherson, but what I find funny is that given the propensity of wearers to sling these bags across their bodies, they end up looking like they have “bushy tails” thanks to where the bag ends up resting (right on the bum). I recently previewed these pieces at a private trunk show and while I did warm up to them more than I initially did when in Paris at the show, I’m not one to leave myself vulnerable to fashion ridicule (translation: I won’t be adopting this trend). I do, however, applaud the folks at Vuitton for making the foxtails–and the assorted other available accoutrement–both optional and detachable. Talk about versatility right? Not only will forgoing a foxtail more than make up for the tax on one of these four-figure carryalls, but should you get a foxtail, it can double as a keychain, a rearview mirror charm or even a duster for that fancy housewife out there.
Bag: $3,730; Foxtail: $1,120