While the fashion world will be entrenched in the New York Fashion Week schedule, one of their favorite blue chip brands will be selling one of its rarest items to date. Come September 10th, Louis XIII Cognac will be auctioning off a limited edition trunk at Sotheby’s New York that most road warriors would never dream of taking with them, given its rarity and craftsmanship. The single piece of luggage took 50 artisans over 1,000 hours to make, and was created chiefly in collaboration with Hermès, as well as Sant Louis, the luxe purveyor of stemware, and Puiforcat, who provided the white gold pipette.
Referred to as “L’Odyssée d’un Roi,” or The Odyssey of A King, the trunk is inspired by Louis XIII’s history of Cognac service available aboard the ultra-luxe Normandy and Orient Express train cars, and British Airways’s Concorde jetliner. Inside, the lucky bidder will find a decanter, four glasses and a rare bottle of Cognac, blended exclusively for the collaboration using LOUIS XIII and a selection of the house’s oldest treasures from Grande Champagne. The lavish, pre-packed cocktail fête is slated to sell for over $200,000, all to benefit Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation.