THE ICON and THE ICONOCLASTS is a celebration of Louis Vuitton‘s iconic LV monogram. The project itself was initiated by Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton and Nicholas Ghesquiere, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Women’s wear.
To create this collection six renowned and creative iconoclasts, Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman,Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo, were each given freedom to create a personally inspired bag or a piece of luggage, using the LV monogram while keeping with the brand’s spirit of innovation and collaboration. They follow in the footsteps of some of the most renowned and revolutionary designers in modern history who have contributed to past monogram collections, including Vivian Westwood and Azzedine Alaia.
Spanning, blurring and redefining the disciplines of art, architecture and design, 2014’s diverse and extraordinary group has created a unique collection. A shopping caddy, a camera case, a case that holds a boxing bag, backpacks and a graphic cut-out tote are a few of the designs produced that are sure to become instant collectors items.
These exclusive and limited editions will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide from mid-October 2014. THE ICON and THE ICONOCLASTS: A Celebration Of Monogram launch event will take place in New York City on November 7th, 2014.