Daily Crush: The Iconoclasts Collection by Louis Vuitton
The luxury brand invites six guest artists to create limited-edition leather goods
October 14 2014 4:10 PM EST
February 05 2015 9:27 PM EST
Clockwise, from left: Fleece backpack by Marc Newson; Twisted box by Frank Gehry; Shopping trolley and shopping tote by Christian Louboutin.
The first Louis Vuitton monogram appeared in 1896, and to this day, it's managed to live through decades of fleeting fashion by being subjected to the wildest experiments.
With its new collection, "The Icon and The Iconoclasts: Celebrating Monogram," the French luxury brand continues that tradition, giving free reins to six luminaries from the realms of art, design, and fashion to come up their very own monogramed objects.
Cue a stunning portable photo studio (pictured, right), the fruit of artist Cindy Sherman's imagination, a "twisted" handbag conceived by architect Frank Gehry (who also designed the new Fondation Louis Vuitton, inaugurated this week in Paris), or a pierced leather bag by Comme des Garcons creator Rei Kawakubo.
As per any Louis Vuitton collectible, the price range is rather exclusive (spare $5,900 for Marc Newson's furry fleece backpack, and up to $175,000 for one of Karl Lagerfeld's limited-edition punching bags), but still, they're very nice to look at. Exhibit A: Watch shoe designer Christian Louboutin do groceries --as any Parisian would-- using his very own LV shopping trolley:
"The Icons and Iconoclasts" collection by Louis Vuitton, available now at LouisVuitton.com and select Louis Vuitton stores.
From left: Leather punching bag collection by Karl Lagerfeld; Bag with holes by Rei Kawakubo.