Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Louboutin to Design Louis Vuitton Monogram Bags
Louis Vuitton’s famous brown and gold monogram print is getting a serious makeover this fall—the luxury label has tapped six creative minds to craft limited-edition bags and luggage for the French brand that will hit stores this October. Designers Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, and Rei Kawakubo will apply their unique vision to Vuitton's monogrammed designs, as will photographer Cindy Sherman, architect Frank Gehry, and industrial designer Marc Newson. The collaboration, aptly named "The Icon and the Iconoclasts" is part of Louis Vuitton's 160th anniversary celebration, which takes place this year.
While images of the collaboration are being kept under wraps until the fall, we do know that Lagerfeld and Sherman will create bags and trunks (Lagerfeld even created a punching bag), Newson will design a men’s bag, and the whole line will feature the classic LV monogram print while perpetuating the brand's spirit of innovation and daring.
The launch of the sure to be amazing collection will be accompanied by an advertising campaign, website, commemorative book, and launch event in New York City, all celebrating the iconic monogram. Want one of the bags for yourself? You'll have to act fast—the designs will only be available for a few months and will retail for $2,725 to $5,450, with many of the pieces being produced in small quantities. We can't wait to see what this amazing group of talents has dreamed up!
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