First Look: Louis Vuitton Graffiti & Rose Collection

First Look: Monogram Graffitti & Monogram Roses

WWD confirms the comeback of the Stephen Sprouse’s Graffiti Collection along with another Sprouse creation, the Rose as Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton pays homage to Sprouse who passed away last 2004.

The Graffiti collection was first introduced in 2001 and was sold like hotcakes, many have missed out on it and now that they’re back, it’s worth rejoicing. In this new collection, Marc “Jacobs took two iconic Sprouse motifs — the graffiti and the rose — and interpreted them in Day-Glo shades of pink, green and orange over the Monogram print. The motifs are featured on Vuitton’s Keepall, Speedy and Neverfull bag styles, as well as basketball sneaker boots, pumps, sunglasses, headbands and wristbands, and small leather goods like wallets and coin purses. The rtw includes a mackintosh raincoat with a graffiti and monogram lining, graffiti leggings and a long-sleeve neon minidress featuring the rose design.” Marc Jacobs states that the collection will not be called reissues as he had done things that are similar or new which differs the “new collection” from Stephen’s Graffiti from 2001.

“I tried to take what Stephen had done at Vuitton and then kind of flip it in my head, and make it Vuitton’s work for Stephen, not Stephen’s work for Vuitton,” Jacobs said. “I just felt it was a funny way to play with it, to pretend to be Sprouse for a bit, and use the work that he did, and then bring it back to the work that he did before I collaborated with him.” – Marc Jacobs

Pics of some of the items from the collection after the jump…

First Look: Graffiti & Rose CollectionLeft: Rose Long-sleeve Minidress, Bracelet, Pumps. Right: Graffiti Headband, Sunglasses, Mackintosh Raincoat, Speedy, Leggings, Pumps.
First Look: Graffiti & Rose CollectionMonogram Rose Neverfull, Louis Vuitton

First Look: Graffiti & Rose CollectionMonogram Graffiti Keepall, Louis Vuitton

First Look: Graffiti & Rose CollectionRose Ballerina, Louis Vuitton
First Look: Graffiti & Rose CollectionMonogram Graffiti Sneaker Boots, Louis Vuitton

First Look: Graffiti & Rose CollectionGraffiti Sling-back Pump, Louis Vuitton

First Look: Louis Vuitton Graffiti & Rose CollectionRose Pump, Louis Vuitton

First Look: Louis Vuitton Graffiti & Rose CollectionGraffiti Bracelet, Louis Vuitton

First Look: Louis Vuitton Graffiti & Rose CollectionGraffiti Scarf, Louis Vuitton

First Look: Louis Vuitton Graffiti & Rose CollectionMonogram Rose Speedy, Louis Vuitton

First Look: Louis Vuitton Graffiti & Rose CollectionGraffiti Bag Charm, Louis Vuitton

The new Graffiti and Rose collection will coincide with the Stephen Sprouse retrospective called “Rock on Mars” at Deitch Projects’ 18 Wooster Street gallery from Jan. 8 to Feb. 28, and “The Stephen Sprouse Book,” by Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha, due out from Rizzoli New York on February 1.

“For me, this monogram graffiti was the first milestone of our permanent reinvention of our history. The thing that excited us the most is that somebody who disappeared years ago is going to be the center of life worldwide thanks to that for the next few months, we really want to celebrate a friend.” – Yves Carcelle, CEO Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton’s new Graffiti and Rose Collection will be available in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide on January 9, 2009. Marc Jacobs will also appear in Harper’s Bazaar January 2009 issue shot by Terry Richardson wearing nothing but Grafitti and the bags from the new collection. Be sure to check it out.

Images via WWD, Terry Richardson



  • Anonymous

    MAJOR !!!

  • Anonymous

    Ewww, DO.NOT.WANT! The original graffiti was so much better. If I see anyone on the street with those sneakers, I will laugh at them.

  • mailkelli

    It is really bordering on garish but I would like a keepall and a speedy!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve got to have the Keepall!!

  • yu

    The Rose Speedy looks a bit odd, don’t you think?

  • Anonymous

    do you guys know size and price for Nerverfull and Speedy?

  • Bengt

    Speedy 30 – $1,310
    Neverfull GM – $1,360

    * Prices are still tentative and are subject to change.

  • kelly

    i personally love this collection.

    what does lvmode think of it? =)

  • Bengt

    Hi Kelly!

    I love the collection too, specifically the Graffiti Keepall.

    I didn’t have the chance to ask LVMode what she thinks ’bout the collection, I’ll ask her for you! Happy New Year! xoxo…

  • Anonymous

    I heard the new graffiti speedy was a 35 not a 30 is that correct? I liked the original graffiti that was somewhat smaller. I also don’t appreciate how they are doing this. You have to be at the store on Jan. 9th when the bag arrives and that is how you get it, luck of the draw I guess. That is what creats a frenzie and is even more crazy than a waiting list…they can keep them, I am done with waiting lists, fake all the way for me now. Collector of Many Louis Vuitton Handbags

  • Bengt

    ^ Good luck with that. 😀

  • LVMode

    Hi kelly, I (we) love Sprouse heaps. I have the original graffiti black/white MM Alma and how could anyone resist FLUORO, what a fitting tribute to the eighties.

    My store has already got the bulk of them in and I will definitely be getting an orange graffiti Keepall, pink or green graffiti Speedy (can’t decide), bag charms to match each, roses Speedy or Alma, maybe the scarves, maybe the leggings. I dont own a Neverfull so I might even get a pink one if I dont get the pink in the speedy. Definitely getting the Sprouse LE book too. Oh, I also love the cute orange zippys. Most of all though, I will have to buy a black light for my bedroom, LOL.

    Happy New Year everyone. xxx

    • KK

      hi LVMode.. wats the latest LV is coming out with this fall..
      im ot sure if u r still active on this website ..
      was reading the msg archive thot ill drop in a line ..

  • LVMode

    OMG, I almost forgot, I LOVE the Mackintosh Raincoat too.

  • Anonymous

    so you wont be able to buy the sprouse line on the website? Bummer! :/ I dont want to hit up a store..I dont have time like that!

  • Anonymous

    hey the sa in vuitton london said that the Louis Vuitton’s new Graffiti and Rose Collection will be available in Louis Vuitton stores uk on January 15, 2009.

  • Always In Style

    The leggins and the T is just beautiful in person but check out the Original hat box at in the khaki and the white is coming soon!

  • Anonymous

    Just saw the Rose Speedy today and it is Fab!!!

  • Anonymous

    ibought the graffiti back way back when (around 2001) i am temapted to get a new one or can i ge away with carrying my old one…??

  • Anonymous

    Without sounding stupid….I have to buy that Rose Speedy bag, as MY NAME IS ROSE SPEEDY!! Thats soooooo cool

  • Anonymous

    LOVE IT!!!!

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