A sweet 74-inch long rhino chaser!
Are you given to impulse? Do you like to stand in corners engaged in “surf” conversation with other men?
Is hanging a surfboard on a wall or mounted on a stand in perpetual repose something that appeals?
If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, you will find it very difficult to ignore the sale of one of the two surfboards the French shaper Philippe Barland (his daddy Michel was one of the first shapers to work with machines) made for a Baz Luhrmann-directed Chanel shoot with Gisele Bündchen three years ago.
As advertised on eBay recently, you have the option of buying an unused (of course) Chanel x Phil Barland shooter that is upholstered in carbon and is “74 inches long and nineteen inches wide” for fifteen-thousand dollars.
The seller, Justin Reed, is a curator of high-end secondhand clothes, mostly, including a six thousand dollar Saint Laurent Glam Rock jacket.
Here is the surfboard in a lounge room.
And Gisele on set.
Do you think the buy of such an object would fill you with joy every time you saw it (on wall, in stand etc) or after a short period of time would you be filled with a sort of amplified post-coital gloom?