As if my polka-dot obsession needed to be fed anymore (look here and here and here) Louis Vuitton’s first major artist collaboration since Takashi Murakami will debut in July. Marc Jacobs has brought on Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to put her recognizable stamp (spots and more spots) on a range of Louis Vuitton clothes, accessories and leather goods.
The dots will feature heavily on two rounds of merchandise: First, a range of clothes and accessories including pajamas, trenchcoats and jewelry, will hit Louis Vuitton stores starting 10th July. Then, a range of monogram leather goods will debut in October.
The collaboration is timed to coincide with a retrospective on the artist, who is currently 82 and lives in a mental hospital (but still wears blue eyeshadow and has bright red hair), that starts 12th July at the Whitney in New York.
More images from the collection below…
P.S.- If you can’t afford one of the actual pieces, Louis Vuitton is also launching an iPad app that allows you to take photos and then customize them with Kusama motifs (very cute!). There will also be pop-up shops in department stores and “shocking” window displays.