LOUIS VUITTON -- MARC JACOBS is a story of two personalities and their contributions to the world of fashion: Louis Vuitton, founder of the house of Louis Vuitton in 1854, and Marc Jacobs, its artistic director since 1997. The parallel stories of Vuitton and Jacobs permit an in-depth look at the fashion industry during two decisive periods, one beginning with 19th century industrialization and the other peaking in 21st century globalization.
This exhibition devoted to both creators will showcase Louis Vuitton's trunks with the museum's 19th century fashion and accessory collection, and a selection of Marc Jacob's most emblematic designs, retracing the last 15 years of his career at Louis Vuitton.
VUITTON is not a fashion company. We make 'fashionable' things, we introduced the idea of fashion, which changes according to the mood of the times, the icons of popular culture. But the heart of the brand remains unchanged and unchangeable, which is just as well.
-- Marc Jacobs
The Vuitton style patiently elaborated by Marc Jacobs swings back and forth from season to season in order to better define the "LV" woman who is always on the go, always in tune with her times.
LOUIS VUITTON -- MARC JACOBS is set to open on March 9 at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris.
LOUIS VUITTON - MARC JACOBS
The Nurses at the S/S 2008 Louis Vuitton fashion show, October 2007, 12 bags from the Jokes Monogram line created by Richard Prince, Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova, Lara Stone, Nadja Auermann, Naomi Campbell © Louis Vuitton / Chris Moore
Polaroid sequence from S/S 2008 runway show
"Nurses" inspired by Richard Prince © Louis Vuitton / Benoit Peverelli
Doll, trousseau and its trunk, circa 1865, Les Arts Decoratifs © Jean Tholance
Mail trunk in striped canvas, 1885 © Collection Louis Vuitton / Antoine Jarrier
Louis Vuitton trunk 1869-1871, Les Arts Decoratifs © Jean Tholance
Donation of Gaston-Louis Vuitton, 1989
Louis Vuitton F/W 2006/2007 Fashion Show, Stephen Sprouse printed dress
© Louis Vuitton / Chris Moore
Louis Vuitton F/W 2011/2012 Fashion Show © Louis Vuitton / Chris Moore
Trunk Panda, Monogram Canvas, 2003
© Louis Vuitton / © Takashi Murakami / Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Bag in Cherries Monogram Canvas, S/S 2005 Louis Vuitton collection
© Takashi Murakami / Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Keepall 50 in Silver Graffiti Monogram canvas, S/S 2001 Stephen Sprouse collection
© Louis Vuitton / Antoine Jarrier
LOUIS VUITTON -- MARC JACOBS
March 9 - September 16, 2012
Courtesy of Les Arts Decoratifs