French fashion house Louis Vuitton is launching an upmarket face shield to be sold for an unconfirmed price of US$961 (S$1,300). The piece of personal protective equipment (PPE), called the LV Shield, comprises a visor made from a plastic-like material with fabric trim and an elasticated strap designed to fit snugly around the wearer’s head.
Why so expensive? It is hard to explain decadence, or the indulgence of luxury goods, and their crazy pricing, but here goes. Golden studs engraved with the company name enable the wearer to tilt the visor upwards, turning it from a face shield into a peaked cap visor. It also transitions to a dark tint in sunlight and supposedly keeps out harmful UV rays protection.
FYI, in Singapore, wearing a face mask is compulsory and face shield is added protection only.