Louis Vuitton Reinterpreted: The Icon and The Iconoclasts

by | Oct 1, 2014 | Fashion, Industry News | 0 comments

Louis Vuitton has done something we never would have imagined. For their 160th anniversary, the fashion house gathered six luminaries from the world of art, fashion and design — namely Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Frank Gehry, Rei Kawakubo, Cindy Sherman and Apple’s Marc Newson, to reinterpret the classic LV monogram.

Their job was to reinterpret the LV monogram as they wanted to create a special collection representing their personal style in each of the pieces they designed. The result? Everything we have ever dreamed of!

In the collection, The Icon and the Iconoclasts, Karl Lagerfeld worked to match luxury and sports by creating boxing gloves and a punching bag. Christian Louboutin had to find a way to include his trademark, the red soles, somewhere in the collection and that can be seen in the red details throughout the line.

The collection also includes a redesign of the iconic trunk by Cindy Sherman, a sheep fur backpack by Marc Newson, and a bag full of geometrical holes by Rei Kawakubo. The architect Frank Gehry designed a classic bag that reflects a perfect mix between Louis Vuitton and his personal lines.

The launch date is November 7th in New York City. The super exclusive accessories will cost between $2,725 and $5,450. A collection with these masterminds behind it? It’s a must-have!

Check out some of the photos and videos for The Icon and The Iconoclasts here!

-Maria Zanetti


Louis Vuitton monogram reinterpreted by Karl Lagerfeld. Photography: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton


Louis Vuitton monogram reinterpreted by Marc Newson. Photography: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton


Louis Vuitton monogram reinterpreted by Christian Louboutin. Photography: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton


Louis Vuitton monogram reinterpreted by Frank Gehry. Photography: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton


Louis Vuitton monogram reinterpreted by Cindy Sherman. Photography: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton


Louis Vuitton monogram reinterpreted by Rei Kawakubo. Photography: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

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