Their first collaboration, which came when Marc Jacobs was the creative director of the fashion brand, featured the polka dots on LV bags such as Speedy, Keepall and Neverfull among others. The bags from the 2012 collaboration continue to be highly sought-after by collectors.
Now, 10 years later, Louis Vuitton is again teaming up with Kusama, this time dressing some the bags and clothing created by Nicolas Ghesquière in the artist’s recognizable work.
Inspired by Kusama’s signature “Infinity Mirror Rooms” — immersively Instagrammable destinations that layer metallic orbs, lights, and sculptures across mirrored floors and walls — bags like the LV Twist have been decorated with 3D silver balls.
Meanwhile, swimsuits and the Dauphine handbag have been updated with Kusama’s colorful painted dots, another trademark technique.
“These exclusive bags feature a reinterpretation of the artist’s obsessive dots across Louis Vuitton signature shapes as well as on new models,” Louis Vuitton explained when it debuted the new Kusama collaboration in May 2022.
The runway reveal was “a true first taste of a transversal collaboration that, come January 2023, will radiate through all Maison categories.”