Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Collaboration: Mona Lisa by Da Vinci


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.

Mona Lisa by Da Vinci

 
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is the world’s most celebrated portrait, widely considered the greatest masterpiece of all time. The artist, however, never gave this work a title, date or signature. He is thought to have worked on it for years, carrying it wherever he travelled.

The subject of the painting remains a mystery: it might be a portrait of the Virgin Mary, or the pregnant wife of a wealthy merchant, or a composite. The shadowing, or ‘sfumato’, around the subject’s eyes and mouth give her an enigmatic, illusionistic and lifelike smile. The Mona Lisa, which displays no visible brushstrokes, can be seen in the Louvre in Paris.

‘It’s about the idea of Leonardo and it’s about Leonardo the human being.’ – Jeff Koons

Leonardo da Vinci is the embodiment of the Renaissance Man, often considered a primary example of the Universal Genius. As an accomplished master of literature, music, mathematics, architecture, and more, Da Vinci created musical instruments and designed early versions of the tank, helicopter, calculator, and solar generator — to name a few. But it is his art for which he is most celebrated.

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Speedy 30
Colors: Poppy, Vert D’eau
Price: US$2,800

The iconic Louis Vuitton canvas is the perfect blank page to express the uniqueness of this Masters Collection’s piece of art. 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
Colors: Poppy, Vert D’eau
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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Keepall 50
Color: Poppy
Price: US$4,000

Your iconic travel companion Keepall is twisted with exclusive details: the 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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Chain Bag
Color: Poppy
Price: US$3,900

New shape specifically designed for this collection, the chain bag mixes iconic elements from the House (lock, envelop shape, leather patch) and specific signatures of the collaboration: a new chain, 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/surprising collaboration.

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Montaigne MM
Color: Poppy
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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Palm Springs
Color: Poppy
Price: US$3,200

The trendy and bold shape of the Palm Springs backpack are the perfect base for the gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings distinctive of this collaboration. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Bag Charm
Color: Poppy, Vert D’eau
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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Zippy Wallet
Color: Poppy
Price: US$1,770

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

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Wallet on Chain
Color: Poppy
Price: US$2,650

This exclusive model has been thought to be the perfect day to evening companion. The trendy Wallet on Chain is enriched by silver Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. A new chain has been created to enable to wear it outside as inside a bag. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with silver tells you more about this unexpected/surprising collaboration.

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Clutch
Color: Vert D’eau
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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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

 

  • Stef Papenfuss

    Long time no see… good to have you back!