- A minuscule handbag tinier than a grain of rice fetched over N48 million (over $63,000) at an auction on Wednesday, June 28
- The handbag designed by the American art collective brand, MSCHF, was based on a popular Louis Vuitton design
- The piece, which has been dubbed the Microscopic Handbag, has sparked mixed reactions online
When it comes to making conversation-starting designs, MSCHF proves to be a boss in that department.
The American art collective brand recently made the headlines – yet again – after their latest design – a minuscule handbag – sold for over N48 million at an auction.
The online auction, which took place on Wednesday, June 28, saw the tiny bag fetching over $63,000, according to CNN.
Measuring just 657 by 222 by 700 microns (or less than 0.03 inches wide), the fluorescent yellowish-green bag was based on a popular Louis Vuitton design and is dubbed the ‘Microscopic Handbag’ by the brand.
Sharing more details about the bag, the brand wrote on Instagram:
“Smaller than a grain of sea salt and narrow enough to pass through the eye of a needle, this is a purse so small you’ll need a microscope to see it. There are big handbags, normal handbags, and small handbags, but this is the final word in bag miniaturization. As a once-functional object like a handbag becomes smaller and smaller its object status becomes steadily more abstracted until it is purely a brand signifier.”
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Social media users react to MSCHF’s microscopic handbag
The microscopic handbag by MSCHF stirred mixed reactions.
“Finally a bag that fits all this cash.”
“They just be making stuff to make stuff.”
“The fashion world gone mad.”
“And yet there is still world hunger crazy.”
“Definitely money laundering.”
“They just want to see the IQ of the fashion industry so many people & brands lost their mind.”
“Lmfao what kind of world do we live in.”
“What??? what a ridiculous thing.”
“63,000 for something u can’t wear.”
“The world is ending.”
“New level of dumb.”