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Louis Vuitton unveils “Masters” collaboration with pop-artist Jeff Koons in Paris

Another iconic collaboration— Jeff Koons and Louis Vuitton lift the veil on their collaborative effort inspired by Da Vinci, van Gogh and more

Apr 15, 2017 | By AFP Relaxnews

Ever look at a painting and think: That would look great on me? Well now’s your chance. French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton isn’t stopping at its recent Supreme collaboration. The fashion house dropped its collaboration with esteemed Pop-Artist Jeff Koons at the Louvre museum in Paris recently.

The collection, entitled “Masters”, includes handbags, scarves, laptop cases and other accessories, all featuring prints of famous masterpieces, including Leonardo da Vinci‘s “Mona Lisa”, Vincent van Gogh‘s “Wheat Field with Cypresses”, Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s “Young Girl Playing with her Dog”, Titian’s “Mars, Venus and Cupid”, and “The Tiger Hunt” by Peter Paul Rubens.

The name of the artist is emblazoned across each bag in shiny metal letters, while Koons’ signature and the Louis Vuitton monogram are subtly located in each corner. A dangling leather charm is reminiscent of Koons’ famous “Rabbit” sculpture (1986), while inside each bag is a biography and sketch of the artist whose work adorns the outside, and the name of the museum where the painting can be viewed.

Koons, who is most famous for his huge sculptures of balloon animals cast in metal, often uses reproductions of famous paintings in his work. His 2015 series “Gazing Ball” featured pieces such as Édouard Manet’s “Le déjeuner sur l’Herbe,” Claude Monet‘s “Water Lilies” and Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss,” with shiny blue spheres attached to them to reflect the image of the viewer.

For Louis Vuitton, this is just the latest in a long line of successful collaborations with artists. The brand has previously worked with Yayoi Kusama, Takeshi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse, among others.

The collection will be available from 28 April, 2017, on the Louis Vuitton website and in stores. Forty pieces are available to view as of now at Louis Vuitton. with prices starting at €395 for a rabbit bag charm, and going up to to €3,000 for the larger bags.

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