I am not exactly sure, but mine was made in Nov. '95. So, we know they already made them in 1995.
I think late 80's Early 90's
I looked through catalogs from 1995--one has it, one doesn't! The price list of May 1995 does list it, though. For $565. Those were the days!
I *think* it was 1995, but I'm just not sure. I suppose I could call 1-866-VUITTON and ask. Hmm. Not a bad idea....
I got mine sometime in the early 90's. Not sure when they actually came out though.
Oh, for a detailed LV history reference!
Hey, that'd be a good project for term break....