From Yayoi Kusama to Jeff Koons, renowned designers and artists have teamed up with Louis Vuitton for iconic collaborations with over the years. Now, the French fashion house is showcasing some of its most notable collaborations in a new exhibition titled "Louis Vuitton X".
A living, breathing celebration of Louis Vuitton's 160-year history of creative exchanges and artistic collaborations, the exhibition is split into nine themed rooms across the iconic 468 North Rodeo Drive building in Beverly Hills. The massive space will feature over 180 items from the brand's archives and scenography to trace its pioneering journey. This includes a remarkable collection of early twentieth-century special-order trunks, beautiful art deco perfume bottles and window displays commissioned and designed by Louis Vuitton’s grandson.
One of the exhibition rooms, titled "The Monogram as a Blank Canvas", will shine a spotlight on Louis Vuitton's iconic Keepall bag. There, guests will get a close-up look at different interpretations of the bag by renowned artists and designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawakubo, Takashi Murakami, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, as well as original collaborations and commissions by artists like Yayoi Kusama, Richard Prince and Zaha Hadid.
The exhibition will also mark the debut of Louis Vuitton's Artycapucines collection, which will be on display at the final room, "Artycapucines: Six Visions of a Contemporary Classic". There, visitors will be treated to showcase of original Capucines bags reinterpreted by six leading contemporary artists: Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Nicholas Hlobo, Alex Israel, Tschabalala Self and Jonas Wood. Named after the street on which Louis Vuitton opened its first store, the Capucines bag is a work of art that pays homage to the Maison's heritage.
Louis Vuitton X will run from 28 June to 15 September, 2019, at 468 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.