Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Louboutin to collaborate with Louis Vuitton

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In celebration of 160 years of Louis Vuitton, the French maison has asked six renowned artists to redesign the iconic symbol LV with their own, unique way.

The top fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson, Christian Louboutin and Rei Kawakubo, famous photographer Cindy Sherman and the architect Frank Gehry participate in the team project «The Icon and the Iconoclasts», in which everyone will draw their own interpretation of the trade mark of the French brand, and then to “dress” a collection of handbags.

The collection will be released in mid-October and despite the fact that each bag will vary in 2000-4000 eurosthe demand is expected eminently high.

“When we talked with Nicolas Ghesquière about the extraordinary talents we would like to approach we simply went to those who are among the best in their fields,” says Delphine Arnault, executive vice President of Louis Vuitton, who came up with the idea alongside Ghesquière.

She added: “We were interested in people who work with their minds and their hands. I thought it was so interesting – and fun! – to have all of these different points of view on the Monogram. It is inspiring to see how they envision things, to see their perspectives. This is a group of geniuses.”

Petite-malle: the new Louis Vuitton handbag that will become an object of worship

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The Parisian fashion week threw curtain yesterday with Louis Vuitton impressing with new creations, especially the bags, which made ​​him famous. The most highly anticipated show in this Parisian fashion week was that of Louis Vuitton, the first after the departure of Marc Jacobs and his succession by Nicolas Ghesquière at the helm of the French maison.
Nicolas will lead the Louis Vuitton in new paths and what else could be the best way to start this change, rather than to launch a new collection of bags, the accessoryfetish for women and the hallmark of the house.

The new Louis Vuitton bags for next winter are going to be the must-have accessories and from those what stands out is the petite-malle. A mini chest with a detachable strap that can be used as a boxy clutch bag and presented in two versions: one with the classic LV monogram and the other with leather covers that can be removed revealing chests” in gold and silver. Regarding to their price, is not available until after the request surely means that the bags would not be affordable to common wallets.