Louis Vuitton Unveils Monogram Collaboration Pieces from Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin and More

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Louis Vuitton Icon and Iconoclasts Collection

The Louis Vuitton Icon and Iconoclasts Collection turned a lot of heads when it was announced, mostly because of the perennially bold-faced names from the worlds of fashion and design that had signed on to participate. Louis Vuitton tasked fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Rei Kawakubo, as well as architect Frank Gehry, photographer Cindy Sherman and industrial designer Mark Newson with creating artful fashion pieces using the brand’s signature monogram print, and now we know what each of them did with the challenge.

It was rumored from the beginning that Lagerfeld, perhaps the project’s most surprising participant, would make a punching bag, and not only that, but it’ll come in three sizes, hang with handbag-like straps on its included stand and also function as a regular handbag. For more serious training, a full-size punching bag and storage trunk, both covered in monogram canvas, are also available for an undisclosed price. To finish out the theme, a set of boxing gloves and their weekender-like case are also part of Lagerfeld’s capsule collection.

Louboutin and Sherman went in particularly colorful directions with their contributions, while Kawakubo was as weird as you’d expect her to be and Gehry was duly architectural. Newson’s fleece-paneled backpacks were easily the most wearable of bags in the collection, a sensibility that should serve him well at his new employer: Apple.

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2014 LV Monogram Iconoclasts Ad Campaign For Christian Louboutin and More

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Here, we are happy to share latest new Louis Vuitton Monogram Iconoclasts 2014 Ad Campaign below. In the Ad for the French brand, photographer is Cindy Sherman and designed by fashion designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Rei Kawakubo, as well as architect Frank Gehry and industrial designer Mark Newson which show a Monogram print artful fashion pieces.

Monogram is now recognized globally as a defining signature, both literally and metaphorically, of the House of Louis Vuitton. In the New Monogram Collaboration will including many of new handbags and rumor said it will be available on October 2014 in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide, like Cheap LV bags.

Here is a full set of new images about the Louis Vuitton Monogram Iconoclasts Bag Collection below, take a view.

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Irina Shayk Appears to Have a New Croc Birkin

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Irina Shayk Hermes Crocodile Birkin

Here’s Irina Shayk, who definitely wins the prize for NYC’s most casual supermodel (RESPECT), going for a little morning walk in NYC while wearing flip flops, a sweatshirt and cut-off shorts, as well as carrying a glossy Hermès Crocodile Birkin. There is a small chance it might be alligator, but croc is more common for Hermès bags. We’ve never seen Irina with this bag before, so we’re guessing this is a fairly recent acquisition.

This isn’t Irina’s only Birkin, of course. We saw her with a bright blue Hermes Birkin back in June. Irina doesn’t have her own edition of “The Many Bags of…” just yet, but I suspect she’s probably on Amanda’s shortlist. In the meantime, you can check out more of Irina’s best bags in “50+ Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels.”

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The Sweetest Chanel Candy Accessories

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When Chanel showed its Fall 2014 collection, it was clear Karl Lagerfeld had his mind on food. The collection took place in a fully decked-out Chanel supermarket, and the bags and accessories were quirky and fantastic as we’ve come to expect. The Chanel classics will always be part of the brand, but the intensely playful seasonal collections consistently pique my interest.

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Metal-and-tweed grocery baskets and Classic Flap Bags packaged to look like raw meat graced the runway, but I found myself loving the candy clutches and candy costume jewelry the most. As a kid, unwrapping a candy necklace or bracelet was one of my favorite things; it was a rarity, but when I had one, it felt like Christmas morning. Chanel answered my childhood dream by combining that nostalgia with a luxury finish.

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Vlad and I thought it would be pretty sweet (pun intended) to play with our favorite items from the Chanel Fall 2014 collection and pair the accessories with some of our favorite candy. Take a look at the tasty Chanel Candy accessories that we love!

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Best Bags of the Week – September 10

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eBay Best Handbags September 10

Happy Wednesday! It’s time once again to kick back, relax and have a look at the terrific bags we found for you on eBay this week. A fabulous Gucci horsebit tote caught our eye, along with a vintage Chanel flap with style for days. We have plenty of totes, plus something fun in neon that needs a new home! Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.


Valentino Rockstud Shopper Tote
Buy It Now for $799

Valentino Rockstud Shopper Tote

Coach Colorblock Duffle Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $300

Coach Colorblock Duffel Shoulder Bag

Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama Papillon Bag
Buy It Now for $1,600

Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Papillon Bag

Chanel Vintage Flap Bag
Buy It Now for $1,350

Chanel Flap Bag

Prada Shopper Tote
Buy It Now for $1,799

Prada Shopper Tote

Gucci Horsebit Tote
Buy It Now for $770

Gucci Horsebit Tote

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Small Tote
Buy It Now for $2,598

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote

Alexander McQueen Heroine Flap Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $825

Alexander McQueen Heroine Flap Shoulder Bag

Stella McCartney Falabella Bucket Bag
Buy It Now for $519

Stella McCartney Falabella Bucket Bag

Coach Marcie Bag
Buy It Now for $389

Coach Marcie Bag

Bottega Veneta Campana Bag
Buy It Now for $995

Bottega Veneta Campana Bag

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Louis Vuitton The Icon and the Iconoclasts: A Celebration of Monogram

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In 1854, Louis Vuitton founded his House. In 1896 his son, Georges Vuitton, created The Monogram in honour of his late father. An icon was born.

The Monogram was revolutionary when it appeared. This most particular and personal of signatures was instantly transformed into a universal symbol of modernity in the hands of Georges Vuitton: it is one of the first exercises in elevated branding and a defining sign of a global culture to come.

In 1965 Gaston-Louis Vuitton, recounted how his father, Georges, had created the motifs on The Monogram canvas: ‘First of all, the initials of the company – LV – are interlaced in such a way as to remain perfectly legible. Then a diamond. To give a specific character to the shape, he made the sides concave with a four-petal flower in the centre. Then the extension of this flower in a positive image. Finally, a circle containing a flower with four rounded petals.’

The Monogram is now recognised globally as a defining signature, both literally and metaphorically, of the House of Louis Vuitton. As it has travelled through time, certain of its features and meanings remain the same. Blurring the boundaries between craftsmanship, art and design, Louis Vuitton has repeatedly embraced the notions of innovation, collaboration and daring throughout The Monogram’s history.

It is within this context that Louis Vuitton’s ‘The Icon and The Iconoclasts: Celebrating Monogram’ project appears this year. It is a collection of works that shows the distinctly personal side of the Monogram; representing something we think we all know in an extraordinary, individual and idiosyncratic way. Six creative iconoclasts – the best in their individual fields – who blur the lines between fashion, art, architecture and product design, have been given carte blanche to dictate and make whatever they see fit in the patterned canvas.

Echoing the special Louis Vuitton centenary collection of 1996 – where Azzedine Alaia, Manolo Blahnik, Romeo Gigli, Helmut Lang, Isaac Mizrahi, Sybilla and Vivienne Westwood contributed individual and distinct designs – for 2014’s collection, the participants have progressed even further. Here, Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo radically, personally and playfully realise an unparalleled collection.

Spanning, blurring and redefining the disciplines of art, architecture and design, this diverse and extraordinary group has created a unique collection.

The project itself was initiated by Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton, and Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections.

“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. “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.”

“Monogram is timeless, yet with this project we wanted to celebrate it in a way that defied the conventions of ‘classic’“, says Michael Burke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Louis Vuitton.

In many ways it means The Monogram has come full circle: looking at its handcrafted roots once more, its direct connection to a person, its daring and genre defying audacity and, above all, its journey into the future for Louis Vuitton. This is a collection that is both universal and personal, and in the cherished traditions of the house, once again defies expectations.

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These very exclusive and limited editions will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide from mid-October 2014.

THE ICON and THE ICONOCLASTS:
A Celebration of MONOGRAM
launch event will take place in
New York City on November 7th, 2014.

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The Icon: The Monogram

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In 1896 Georges Vuitton created the Monogram, utilising the LV initials as a tribute to his late father, Louis Vuitton, who had died four years previously.

Revolutionary in its time, The Monogram is one of the first symbols of French modern design. The Monogram pattern is composed of stylised flowers and letters organised geometrically – there is some debate as to whether the graphic design owes a debt to the neo-Gothic style or to the influence of Japonisme. The tiles in the Vuitton family home might also have inspired Georges.

THE Monogram is now recognised globally as a defining signature, both literally and metaphorically, of the house of Louis Vuitton.

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