Karl Lagerfeld is going to design for Louis Vuitton.
Busy at the helm of Chanel, Fendi and his eponymous line, Lagerfeld has somehow managed to be a guiding force for Louis Vuitton’s ‘Icon and the Iconoclasts’ project, too.
Along with Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Rei Kawakubo, architect Frank Gehry, artist Cindy Sherman and designer Marc Newson have been chosen to re-envision Louis Vuitton’s monogram bag and luggage collection.
The six creative ‘iconoclasts’ have been given carte blanche to create a new collection of monogrammed pieces in celebration of the luxury house’s 160th anniversary.
‘When we talked with Nicolas Ghesquière about the extraordinary talents we would like to approach we simply went to those who are among the best in their fields,’ says executive vice president Delphine Arnault.
‘We were interested in people who work with their minds and their hands. I thought it was so interesting – and fun! – to have all of these different points of view on the monogram. It is inspiring to see how they envision things, to see their perspectives. This is a group of geniuses.’
As per most of the fashion world, we at Marie Claire are very excited about this upcoming collaboration. Our Junior Fashion Editor Lucia Debieux says: ‘I totally have the monogram bug and what better way to embrace it then to treat yourself with a LV piece! I for one am super-excited to see what they have instore for us. The only question is how to decide on which one? Louboutin with his fun, colourful aesthetic is my one to watch.’
The project, it’s said, has been influenced by a similar one in 1966 that commemorated the monogram with the help of Azzedine Alaïa, Manolo Blahnik, Romeo Gigli, Helmut Lang, Isaac Mizrahi, Sybilla, and Vivienne Westwood.
It also follows famed collaborations with artists like Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Stephen Sprouse and Yayoi Kusama when Marc Jacobs was creative director.
The collection is set to launch in November and will be priced from £1625 – £3250. Time to start saving…