Karl Lagerfeld designs for Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton has recruited Karl Lagerfeld to design for the label, but Nicolas Ghesquière has nothing to worry about.
The Chanel helmer has been asked by Vuitton’s executive vice president, Delphine Arnault, to give his interpretation of the signature LV monogram for a series of bags to celebrate the label’s 160th anniversary.
Designers Marc Newson, Christian Louboutin, and Rei Kawakubo, photographer Cindy Sherman, and architect Frank Gehry are also taking part in the collaborative project — called The Icon and the Iconoclasts — and, as the bags will only be available for a matter of months, they will no doubt be in high demand.
“We have assembled an amazing group of talents — geniuses, I would say. Each one is among the best in his or her field,” Arnault told WWD. “The monogram is at the centre of our house, so we celebrate it every day. But we thought this project was really special because the personalities we chose are fascinating and diverse.”
Priced between €2,000 to €4,000, the bags will be available in mid-October.
“This is a very interesting territory — to have collaborations with exceptional, creative minds,” Arnault continued. “It’s a really fun project. It’s done with a lot of humour.”