Jeff Koons Collaborates with Louis Vuiton on Newest ‘Artful’ Handbag Collection

whowhatwearIconic artist Jeff Koons unveiled his newest collaboration with Louis Vuitton as he re-interpreted the works of great masters on classic handbags

Bernard Arnault hosted a dinner for A-list celebs and current and long time Louis Vuitton ambassadors at the Louvre Museum in Paris last evening. Co-hosting the dinner with Mr. Arnault was Jean-Luc Martinez, President of the Louvre. It’s purpose was to introduce to this glitzy audience including Jennifer Aniston, Michelle Williams, Catherine Deneuve and many other celebs,  as well as  to the world,  a new collaboration between artist Jeff Koons and Louis Vuitton.  The American artist created a series of artful new bags featuring the works of many of the great masters including Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

A Vuitton associate locally replied when asked that this collection, ranging in four figures, will be available at the Houston location by late April or early May, primarily on a pre-order basis.

Decorating iconic designer bags such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and others has become a trend that has been rising in popularity with Vuitton always being a leader. It was said by the New York Times, ”The brand has a long history of art world association, from the major exhibitions it underwrote in the 1990s to the various artist collaborations the former designer Marc Jacobs instigated with Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince and Stephen Sprouse. The company’s fashion shows long took place in the Cour Carrée of the Louvre, and last month Vuitton became the first fashion house to have a show in the museum’s sculpture cour. In 2014, the company opened the Fondation Louis Vuitton, which houses the LVMH collection (including work by Mr. Koons) as well as temporary exhibitions.”

The following are some highlights…..

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koons-lv-Bernard Arnault, Helene Mercier, Jeff KoonsjpgBernard Arnault, Helene Mercier, Jeff Koons koons-lv-Delphine Arnault & Peter MarinoDelphine Arnault, Peter Martino, designer of all Louis Vuitton boutiques

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About Roz Pactor

I am a fashion and marketing consultant and blogger based in Houston, Texas. With more than three decades of experience in fashion retailing that has spanned Foley’s, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s NYC, I have earned a reputation for delivering expertise, energy and enthusiasm to my roster of clients. I have remained closely connected with designer women’s fashion as well as the misses, teens, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories markets from coast to coast.

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