What I’m Loving Now: Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton
As an avid reader and lover of all things fashion, I was excited to learn of the latest collaborative collection from the house of Louis Vuitton. Marc Jacobs, the driving artistic force behind the timeless label, decided on the legendary and avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama. Known for her fun, bold polka dot motif, in her over sixty year career she has splashed it on everything from sculpture and canvas to entire rooms (even her wheelchair).
Hers has been and is a fascinating life. Moving to New York City from her native Japan as a young woman, she now resides again in her home country, having voluntarily committed herself to a mental institution over thirty years ago. Every day she goes to her studio to create her amazing work. Beautiful and inspiring at 83, Kusama joins the illustrious company of past LV collaborators such as Takashi Murakami, famous for his colorful take on the legendary LV monogram.
The highly coveted Infinitely Kusama collection is set to debut in October, and will surely make its indelible mark on the collective consciousness of the fashion world. While I suspect most items will be out of my price range, I may try to get my hands on these super darling, flirty sunglasses.
And if the universe is on my side, maybe even these delicious heels.
A girl can dream, right?
At the very least, millions of fashion mavens the world over will be introduced to the work of a very talented lady.
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