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Louis Vuitton previews its Iconoclasts collection in Dubai

Louis Vuitton previews its Iconoclasts collection in Dubai

Celebrating monogram


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Buro 24/7 was invited this week to explore Louis Vuitton's design initiative in celebration of the label's 160th anniversary

Having been excited about this news from the get-go, when Louis Vuitton announced its plans to release a limited edition collection of bespoke monogram creations by a series of six fashion, art and culture icons: Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Rei Kawakubo, Frank Gehry, Marc Newson and Cindy Sherman, Buro 24/7 was thrilled to get a glimpse of the pieces first hand this week.

At the time when the announcement was made, Vuitton's Executive Vice President Delphine Arnault said the project will produce, "the most desirable icons in the world." And lucky for us in the Middle East, the fruits of their labour were displayed as part of a private preview – the only one of its kind in the world – ahead of the collaborative pieces going on sale today at the brand's flagship store in The Dubai Mall. Alongside the expected handbags, Lagerfeld and Sherman also creating trunks in exclusively numbered editions of 25.

"We have assembled an amazing group of talents – geniuses, I would say."

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Karl Lagerfeld for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

Accompanied by an advertising campaign, a dedicated website, commemorative book and launch event in New York City in November, the collection also marks the first large-scale initiatives by Arnault, daughter of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bernard Arnault.

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Rei Kawakubo for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

"We have assembled an amazing group of talents – geniuses, I would say. Each one is among the best in his or her field," he said. Visit the store today to see them first hand, and check out Buro's picks of Frank Gehry's stunning sculptural handbag and Rei Kawakubo's abstract, contemporary cut-out design.

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Karl Lagerfeld for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Cindy Sherman for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Christian Louboutin for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Christian Louboutin for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Christian Louboutin for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Christian Louboutin for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Frank Gehry for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Frank Gehry for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Marc Newson for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Marc Newson for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

Louis Vuitton Monogram dubai

Marc Newson for Louis Vuitton Iconoclasts

Louis Vuitton iconic accessories on display at the showroom (not part of the Iconoclasts collection)


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