Art, Fashion and Architecture

by Oliver Geffken. Average Reading Time: about a minute.

Luxury and art have never been more closely linked than they are in these early years of the twenty-first century.

Virtually all the world’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 Vuitton’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 Larivière, Annie Leibovitz, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Stephen Sprouse, James Turrell, Inez Van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin. Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture is structured as a seductive anthology of the house’s most visible collaborations. Critical essays examine and position Louis Vuitton’s patronage—under the guidance of Artistic Director Marc Jacobs—during one of the most fertile periods of contemporary art and design.

„Couture, art, and design collide in this lavish book celebrating the luxury-goods firm’s creative collaborations with artists, photographers, and architects.“


Via Rizzoli New York.


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