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Louis Vuitton: The Icons and the Iconoclasts: Celebrating Monogram

Text by Jo-Ann Furniss

  • November 25, 2014
  • Hardcover
  • Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Rizzoli
  • 11-3/4 x 15-3/4
  • $100.00
  • $100.00
  • 978-0-8478-4560-6

About This Book

Louis Vuitton: The Icons and the Iconoclasts features the exciting interpretation of Louis Vuitton’s timeless iconic monogram by six of the world’s most creative iconoclasts: Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson, and Rei Kawakubo. 
The fashion house Louis Vuitton has long been the ultimate symbol of luxury, its storied brand a glamorous invitation to a world of adventurous savoir faire. Recently, innovative collaborations with the most exciting artists and designers of today have reinterpreted the house’s famed monogrammed pattern, signature bags, and couture shoes, clothes, fine watches, jewelry, and accessories into unique and vibrant expressions of the brand and its heritage.

Lavishly illustrated with new and archival photography, this limited-edition book celebrates the luxury brand’s spirit of innovation and collaboration by giving six of the world’s iconoclasts (Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson, and Rei Kawakubo) the opportunity to create a personally inspired bag and/or piece of luggage using Louis Vuitton’s iconic and globally recognized monogram. Highlights include classic and contemporary images and sketches, along with bios of the artists and designers that lend insight into the inspirations behind these very special collaborations. An absolute essential for lovers of fashion, art, and photography, Louis Vuitton: The Icons and the Iconoclasts is an exquisitely crafted volume on the timeless style and daring vision of Louis Vuitton.

About the Author

Jo-Ann Furniss is an editor, creative director, and writer. The editor-in-chief of Arena Homme+ from 2004 to 2011, she has contributed to i-D, The Face, Sleazenation and AnOther Magazine, as well as the New York Times, The Independent, Colors, Dazed and Confused, Vogue Hommes International, and Love.


  • "Celebrating Louis Vuitton's 160th anniversary, the brand asked six icons of aesthetics -- Karl Lagerfeld, Frank Gehry, Cindy Sherman, and others -- to design a collection of bags and luggage with the famous LV monogram. This limited edition commemorative book, at $100, is the most expensive on the list, celebrates the collaborations, and is worth every penny if you're looking fo ra gift for the fashionista in your life who already has it all." ~New York Post
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