It’s not over yet. Hot on the heels of its first massive Masters accessory collection drop in April, Louis Vuitton returns for a second collaboration with artist Jeff Koons: Masters II.
The Andy Warhol of our day, Jeff Koons needs no introduction. The American artist’s tongue-in-cheek artworks are unmistakably ubiquitous and easily recognised even if you’re not a museum-frequenting, art-collecting sage. You may know him for his high chromium balloon animals, or his porcelain sculpture of Michael Jackson and his monkey — but now, you’ll remember him as the man who put Monet on your favourite Louis Vuitton arm candy.
Just like Koons’ previous designs inspired by his Gazing Ball series, Masters II prints masterpieces of historical painters — who he calls “the Old Masters” of art, thus the collection’s moniker — and spells their renowned surnames in reflective metallic letters on the French house’s classic bag silhouettes. This time round, the line includes Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, Paul Gauguin’s Delightful Land, and François Boucher’s Reclining Girl. Each bag carries a tag shaped like Koons’ iconic inflatable rabbit, while a biography and portrait of the Master whose work has been referenced is discreetly printed in its interior.
“They are part of my DNA,” said Koons of his art-meets-fashion project. “When somebody walks down the street with this bag, or sits in a cafe with this bag, it’s communicating a love of humanism.”
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Louis Vuitton’s Masters II will be available in Louis Vuitton boutiques on 27 October.