2 December 2008

2001 meets 2009 - Louis Vuitton








For one of their 2009 Louis Vuitton collections, creative director Marc Jacobs has decided to rework the 2001 collaboration with the late Stephen Sprouse. The ready-to-wear garments and accessories will feature Sprouse-style graffiti and rose emblems, combined with Louis Vuitton styling by Marc. The latest issue of Harper's Bazaar will be featuring a photoshoot of Marc and pieces from the collection, by the ever present, Terry Richardson.

I personally find this quite a fitting tribute to the late designer. It was the 2001 collaboration, which further helped with the reinvention of Louis Vuitton under Marc. Indeed the pieces were so popular that they sold out almost immediately. Sprouse's 1987 graffiti leopard print also featured on shoes and handbags in the Fall 06 Louis Vuitton collection, which again sold out instantly. A book is also lined for release in 2009 on the life and career of Stephen Sprouse.


What do you think of the rework?

I shall try to comment back on all of your lovely blogs soon!

Currently playing: The Caravan - Johnny Depp (he played this for the Chocolat soundtrack)

xxxx

21 comments:

  1. I love the chocolat soundtrack. wooooo...graffatti on clothing. Only he could make it work.

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  2. Chocolat is such a great book too :)

    So I'm maaaaadly in love with those high tops.

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  3. i was never a big fan of the graffiti series, but i can see the appeal!

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  4. ENOUGH!!! I can't stand all irony, Marc Jacobs rehab is calling...

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  5. i have to agree with imatt, no thank you.

    chocolat is such a charming movie with a great cast. johnny also plays the theme song for his character in once upon a time in mexico.

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  6. Ohh I am totally loving the shoes!

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  8. I think all the pieces look great. Vive les '80s.

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  9. Marc Jacobs is such a good looking man.. I'm not much a fan of LV though.

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  10. I can see it now..Kanye will be draping himself in this shit for sure
    I'm into it :)

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  11. not a huge fan of LV although i can live with the classic designs... but hmm i dont like the rework. haha! just my taste ;)

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  12. oooh. marc jacobs is looking foine in that ad!

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  13. The beanie is adorable and the pumps are great too

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  14. All these pieces makes me a bit sad. It's like...the definition of tacky. But Marc looks amazing as always!

    xx

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  15. ...interesting comments from your readers... all I can say is that I wish I had kept my sister's Keith Haring & S sprouse T-shirts back in the 80s... & Duran Duran too for that matter! ;)

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  16. I'm not a big fan of grafitti or LV for that matter. But it's good to see a new and fresh direction.

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  17. That green dress, funny! (I'm addicted to green now...)
    xx

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  18. How did I not see this earlier?
    This is adding to my rekindlement of my love of Louis Vuitton and everything Marc Jacobs related. x

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  19. to be honest, I really dont like this collection

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