Louis Vuitton and Frank Gehry pack their bags for Miami Art Basel

Louis Vuitton and Frank Gehry pack their bags for Miami Art Basel

The architect and longtime Louis Vuitton collaborator translated his construction designs into a handbag collection.

Frank Gehry “Twisted Box” by Louis Vuitton. Photo: Mario Cross. Courtesy of Louis Vuitton.

the The famous art museum designed by Frank Gehry Fondation Louis Vuitton – the majestic Glass and steel A structure housing the Louis Vuitton art collection In the Bois de Boulogne park in Paris– It was just the beginning for LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and famous architect. The duo have collaborated repeatedly since opening the structure in 2014, most recently on Art Basel Miami Beach 2023.

Capucines bags from Frank Gehry for Louis Vuitton.

The Frank Gehry x Louis Vuitton booth, most notably, showcases limited-edition Capucines handbags. Each one combines Gehry’s whimsical designs with Louis Vuitton’s expertise, such as the Capucines Mini Blossom with its glass-like resin petals inspired by perfume bottles; Capucines MM concrete pockets with their 3D screen-printed cement effect, and the floating Capucines MM fish with leather inlay inspired by the Fondation’s fish lamps.

Capucines bags from Frank Gehry for Louis Vuitton.

The capsule contains not only the Capucines bags, but also the twisted Twisted Box and the adorable Bear With Us bag from Gehry’s 2014 Bear with Us sculpture. Another highlight is the “A Tea Party for Louis” trunk, the signature architectural creation of the “200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries” exhibition in 2022, celebrating Louis Vuitton’s 200th birthday. Based on Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandThe torso is a collection of eight innovative sculptures, each a character from the book and the basis of an imaginary building by Frank Gehry.

Frank Gehry’s work is based on Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Courtesy of Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton is no stranger to collaborating with artists. Since 1988, the brand has partnered with Sol LeWitt, James Rosenquist, César, and Olafur Eliasson, curated exhibitions for Sophie Calle, Dan Flavin, Alberto Giacometti, and Gerhard Richter, and created innovative international art projects, such as the 2022 collaboration with Yayoi. Kusama.

Louis Vuitton and Frank Gehry will be on hand at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center, December 8-10, 2023.

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