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For the fourth collection celebrating the Capucines bag, the storied Paris Maison gave renowned contemporary artists carte blanche to express their imagination and creativity to reinvent one of its most iconic bags.
First introduced in 2013 and named after Rue Neuve-des-Capucines in Paris – where Louis Vuitton opened his first store in 1854 – the Capucines has become a timeless classic. Now six more prominent figures in contemporary art have brought their unique visions to the famous bag, melding their talent and bold creativity with the ingenuity of Louis Vuitton’s artisans.
Daniel Buren proposes a double-sided trompe-l’œil design with his trademark black and white stripes, in four color variations. Kennedy Yanko’s creation is constructed of 3D-printed leather, embellished with a metallic patina hand-applied by Italian artisans. Park Seo-Bo appropriated delicately textured and embellished calfskin, while Peter Marino designed a studded rendition with an exclusive clasp. Amélie Bertrand painted the bag in a shifting gradient of colors plus striking phosphorence, and Ugo Rondinone imagined a playful and colorful harlequin style bag covered with more than 14,000 handstitched beads.
Each of the bags in this new collection comes in a unique box. The creations were released on October 20 in a limited edition of just 200 pieces (50 per color variation for Daniel Buren).