For some time now, surgical masks and visors have been officially part of our everyday outfits. Various special models have already appeared, to make the object more interesting and its wearers more willing to wear it.
Several brands have appeared on the market that have launched a series of luxury masks, but Louis Vuitton is the first to offer a high fashion facial shield, priced at $ 961 – a bargain, right?
Visor, accessory or equipment against Covid-19
The French fashion house announced that will launch his elegant piece $ 961 as part of the label’s Cruise 2021 collection, and will be available in stores worldwide on October 30th.
The shield is composed of a monogrammed elastic strap that surrounds the wearer’s head with a movable shield attached to gold pins engraved, as otherwise, with the LV logo.
The shield itself also comes adorned in the monogram signature signed by Vuitton and can be twisted up to also be worn as a hat.
The shield includes a lens transition technology so that it can switch from clear to dark vision, depending on the level of sunlight. That is, the same technology that heliomatic glasses use.
Everything sounds good, but how effective could it be against Covid-19 and how justified is the price? We’re talking about Louis Vuitton, so the price only buys a name. About the efficiency against the transmission of the virus, the French fashion house did not mention details, but the equipment is created in accordance with the normal visors.
In any case, this visor is certainly more effective than the glamorous masks recently worn by Tilda Swinton in Venice or Lady Gaga at the VMA.
Perhaps it is best to consider the LV Shield either as a necessity or as a pure luxury or an ephemeral fashion accessory, hopefully. However, it is also a proof that fashion has adapted to the pandemic and that history will not forget to mention these strange times.