The Jamais is part of the Monogram Watercolor Collection by Richard Prince which is shown in Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2008 show. From all the bags in Watercolor, the Jamais has the most unique look, only part of it is made from Monogram Watercolor canvas while the remaining part is made from supple calf leather. Vintage inspiration and soft leather characterize the Jamais with its chic, urban look.
The Jamais can be closed using the flap closure at the top and can also be locked using the LV padlock. It has patch pocket and cellphone compartment in the inside which is very helpful in organizing stuff. One special thing about the Jamais is the it hasa Richard Prince emblem in the inside, just like a work of art. It can be carried in the shoulder or used as handbag, measures 19.7″ x 8.6″ x 11.8″, available at Louis Vuitton for £1,830 or approx. $3,385.
Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2008 Ad Campaign featuring Naomi Campbell and the Watercolor Jamais
There is also a very limited edition version of the Jamais, and it’s made from Ostrich leather and Watercolor canvas. Here’s more info about it:
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
(LONDON) Will Louis Vuitton’s artistic endeavors ever cease?
The French fashion and accessories house, which tapped Richard Prince to design a collection of handbags for spring, is offering a limited-edition style to celebrate the artist’s first major UK solo exhibition from June 26 to September 7, entitled “Continuation,” at the Serpentine Gallery.
Only 50 of the ostrich and canvas Jamais bags are available, each numbered and signed by the artist. They will be sold exclusively at Vuitton’s Sloane Street store in London during Prince’s solo show. Priced at 9,000 pounds, or about $17,800, a portion of proceeds from the Jamais bags will benefit the Serpentine.
In honor of the occasion, Vuitton artistic director Marc Jacobs and Yves Carcelle, Vuitton’s chairman and chief executive officer, will host a dinner for 120 guests on June 24. The evening will unfold in a tent-inspired by the venue Vuitton erected in Paris last October to stage its Spring 2008 runway show. Preceding the dinner will be an “art talk” between Prince and Tim Marlow of White Cube gallery.
So, would you dare buy this 18-thousand dollar bag? If only I have the money, I’d be one of the lucky 50 who would have this treasure!
Image via Louis Vuitton