Let’s face it, when a fashion house pairs with a artist I am beyond excited. I love when designers work with artist, it not only breathes a breath of fresh air into design but it raises an appreciation for the world of art.
When Louis Vuitton announced a collection with Jeff Koons and the merging of Vuitton style with famous masters from the past I could not wait to see it in person!
Let’s start with design!
What I appreciate the most is the elegant merging of the iconic Vuitton bag with the master’s paintings. Koon’s sparingly placed the iconic “LV” logo around the painting so they worked to embellish and frame the art and not over take it. I also favor how Koons used the LV and his initials JK in the bottom corners to act as signatures of the creations.
The artist used were the famous Da Vinci, Titian, Rubans, Fragonard and Van Gogh (my only compliant is I wish they would have used the artist Vermeer simply because he is one of my favorites).
My two must haves!
Ok, so I feel like my two favorites are two of the most famous artists and those are Da Vinci & Van Gogh.
I feel like the painting choice of the Mona Lisa was a shoe in for Da Vinci. Her famous gaze and effortless grace fit perfectly on the bag and the gold logos only help to add to her mysterious beauty. I honestly could (and want to) place this on a pedestal in my home as a work of art.
My second choice is the Van Gogh. This choice of art for the bag was perfect because it works best for a practical use (as a handbag) it goes with alot of outfits. The range of colors is great for the upcoming summer seasons with its cool blues and hints of green pastures.
It is a must see to visit the Vuitton website and watch the interviews and see the photos of the collection. The bags are so elegant that Koons was able to turn them into stand alone art works. I also adore the animation that was added to the painting on the Vuitton website.
If this collection did anything it was to help show the appreciation we need to have towards the old artist who helped to build the foundation and love we have today for art and paintings! With a world so filled with technology today I find we often forget about how painstaking it was to put brush to canvas and the hours spent to create a portrait. We take it for granted today; so any fashion house that applies an artist work to their collection deserves applaud.