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Over the centuries, the intimate bond between the world of art and luxury is closely intertwined, including at the fashion house Louis Vuitton.

The Maison often collaborates with a series of celebrated artists, such as Sol LeWitt, James Rosenquist and Henry Taylor, to transform its distinctive designs into one-of-a-kind masterpieces. For the centenary celebration of its Monogram design in 1996, LV teamed up with seven designers from Azzedine Alaïa to Romeo Gigli, and many more.

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Next up to recreate a unique object that perfectly fits the celebrated textile was Stephen Sprouse for the 2001 spring/ summer ready-to-wear collection. The New Yorker artist altered the Monogram design by adding his signature coloured graffiti elements, which further cemented LV and its position as a trendsetter in the luxury industry. Today, the French powerhouse has worked with acclaimed Swiss artist Urs Fischer. He reworked the flowers from the original 1896 Monogram patterns with a new hand-drawn version that he called “sketches of memory”. Highlighting Fischer’s playfully audacious creative vision, the designer made the motifs seem like floating and moving before the eyes.

 

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Moreover, this new collection also features a series of whimsical characters by Fischer including a sleeping cat in a banana skin, a bird carrying a peach, an avocado meeting an egg, and a cat holding a lightbulb. Available in combinations of black-and-red as well as black- and-white, the new Monogram appears on all collections from seven special-edition bags to trousers, dresses and hard-sided beauty cases, and will be launched worldwide in the Louis Vuitton store in January 2021. Visit www.louisvuitton.com to discover more.