03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Marc Jacobs Mocks Customers: Calls Some 'Crazy,' Says Dog Kennel Was A Joke

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!

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