Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Collaboration: Girl with Dog by Fragonard


Masters – A collaboration between Louis Vuitton and artist Jeff Koons, remixes the iconic artworks of the old masters and presents them in a way that encourages new interpretations.

Jeff Koons has brought imagery from his long-standing “Gazing Ball” paintings – a series of large-scale hand-painted reproductions of works by the Old Masters – to a range of Louis Vuitton products.

Having the names of the artists in reflective type is in a way performing a function like the gazing ball in the “Gazing Ball Paintings”… There’s also a reflective process about the person being interlinked with the bag.

The collection is is made up of artworks by old masters, namely Da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard, and van Gogh.

Girl with Dog by Fragonard

 

Fragonard’s paintings are known for combining charming lightness with innuendo and psychological insight. In Girl with Dog, the subject’s pose and the treatment of light could be lascivious were it not for the subject’s innocent expression. Erotic overtones aside, the work captures the love of luxury and voluptuousness enjoyed by the wealthy in pre-Revolutionary France. Sophisticated portrayals of unfettered sensuality and self-indulgence were groundbreaking for the time. Girl with Dog currently hangs in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany, on permanent loan by the HypoVereinsbank, Member of Unicredit.

One of the pre-Revolutionary Ancien Régime’s most prolific artists, Jean-Honoré Fragonard is synonymous with the exuberantly hedonistic spirit of 18th-century France. After Louis XV bought a painting, Fragonard found favour with the French court, the aristocracy, and the emerging bourgeoisie. He was admired for his expressive portraits and genre paintings of intimate settings and erotic themes, some of which caused scandals. Despite having created over 550 paintings in his lifetime, the Revolution had swept away his wealthy customer base and he was almost forgotten when he died in 1806.

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Speedy 30
Price: US$2,800

The pure lines of the historical Speedy allows an expression of refinement and femininity through exclusive know-how: gold Monogram serti, flower shapes, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Neverfull MM
Price: US$3,200

The iconic Neverfull is twisted within this collaboration with refinement and femininity through exclusive know-how: gold Monogram serti, flower shapes, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration. Ultimate luxury, the internal zipped clutch is animated and can be worn by itself as a clutch.

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Montaigne MM
Price: US$4,000

Sophisticated and feminine, the Montaigne bag is twisted for the first time with this exclusive collaboration: gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Zippy Wallet
Price: US$1,770

One of our most iconic and versatile models, the Zippy wallet is adorned with this exclusive collaboration: gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Clutch
Price: US$1,470

For the collaboration, the House developed a stylish solution to organize daily essentials. The flat pouch perfectly wears gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. A new chain has been created to enable to wear the pouch outside as inside a bag. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected/surprising collaboration.

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Bag Charm
Price: US$585

Inspired by the iconic rabbit, often played by Jeff Koons in his work, this bag charm will spice up any Louis Vuitton bag thanks to its original shape and bright colours. Louis Vuitton’s refinement is expressed through the work of the metallic structure and the choice of the leather.

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Monogram Shawl Light
Price: US$1,460

The iconic Monogram Shawl becomes the expression of the elite collaboration with Jeff Koons , highlighting the exceptional and exclusive craftsmanship. The re-creation of this Masterpiece is featured on a new, soft and airy monogram jacquard material embellished with stunning and refined gold embroideries.

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Silk Square
Price: US$730

The famous Louis Vuitton silk square becomes the expression of the elite collaboration with Jeff Koons , highlighting the exceptional and exclusive craftsmanship. The re-creation of this Masterpiece is featured on a silk twill base embellished with stunning and refined gold embroideries.

Images via Louis Vuitton