Book: Art, Fashion & Architecture, Louis Vuitton
Dedicated to pushing the innovation envelope for the past century and a half, Louis Vuitton has this month launched a seminal tome, surmising the breadth of the company’s creative collaborations.
Entitled Art, Fashion & Architecture, the book is a celebration of Vuitton’s continual creative success. Whilst Marc Jacobs’s past 12 years at the helm have drawn particular attention to the collaborative trend, the partnerships have in fact been an integral part of Vuitton’s global agenda for the past 30 years.
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From early collaborations such as Jacques-Henri Lartigue’s Eiffel Tower-shaped suitcase back in 1978 - Art, Fashion & Architecture’s glossy pages come stuffed with an unending stream of high profile partnerships. Including a streamlined suitcase from Philippe Starck; conceptual art scarves from Sol le Witt and a more recent LV carry case pavilion designed by Shigeru Ban.
Some of the more stand-out pieces include David la Chapelle’s Lil’ Kim tattooed with the LV monogram from 1999; 1997’s polished campaign from Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vindooh Matadin and Rei Kawakubo’s delicate handbags and photography from last year, tackling the LV symbol head-on.
While other work from the likes of Olafur Eliasson, with his unearthly tubular light installation from 2006; Vincent Dubourg and his aluminum encased travel trunk and Vanessa Beecroft’s 2005 body installation at the Petit Palais in Paris; shows Vuitton’s creative outreach stretching beyond the realms of most other fashion houses.