About This Book
Luxury and art have never been more closely linked than they are in these early years of the twenty-first century. Virtually all the worldÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?Ì_åÇ_ÌÎ_?s major luxury houses have associated themselves with contemporary art through sponsorships, commissions, or foundations, and these points of exchange nourish the increasingly symbiotic relationship between fashion, art, and other design disciplines. Of all modern luxury brands, Louis Vuitton can claim to maintain the richest and most varied associations with the world of art. Included in this volume are Louis VuittonÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?Ì_åÇ_ÌÎ_?s important collaborations with an elite group of artists, architects, designers, and photographers, such as Jun Aoki, Shigeru Ban, Vanessa Beecroft, Olafur Eliasson, Zaha Hadid, David LaChapelle, Jean LariviÌÎ_ÌÎ??_re, Annie Leibovitz, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Stephen Sprouse, James Turrell, Inez Van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin. The book is structured as a seductive anthology of the houseÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?Ì_åÇ_ÌÎ_?s most visible collaborations. Critical essays examine and position Louis VuittonÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?Ì_åÇ_ÌÎ_?s patronageÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?under the guidance of Artistic Director Marc JacobsÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?during one of the most fertile periods of contemporary art and design.
About the Author
Marc Jacobs is the Creative Director of Louis Vuitton Malletier and the chief designer of VuittonÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?Ì_åÇ_ÌÎ_?s ready-to-wear collections.
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