Friday, July 11, 2008

Art and Fashion: Louis Vuitton/Comme Des Garcons Collaboration

Pictures: Louis Vuitton and Nitrolicious

The highly anticipated Louis Vuitton bags designed by Tokyo's Comme Des Garsons are finally here! The Louis Vuitton Press release is as follows:

"The idea for the project emerged from the memories of Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo. In 1978, as a young designer, she saw the first Louis Vuitton store to open in Japan and was fascinated by the image of French craftsmanship and art de vivre it projected – a luxury that seemed to her, at the time, unattainable. Three decades on, Rei Kawakubo wanted to revisit her impressions, and so the association between Comme des Garçons and Louis Vuitton was born. Intriguingly, Louis Vuitton is celebrating this year its 30th anniversary in Japan."

Also, from the press release, "The bags will only be available upon order, which is only to be placed at the “Louis Vuitton at Comme des Garçons store”. No telephone or Internet orders will be taken. In return, customers will receive a certificate inside a special card holder in Louis Vuitton's traditional natural leather, embossed with the Louis Vuitton at Comme des Garçons signature. Only several months later will their bag be delivered to their chosen Louis Vuitton store. Other iconic Louis Vuitton Monogram bags, such as the Speedy and Alma chosen by Rei Kawakubo, will also be on display and available for immediate sale inside this special “Louis Vuitton at Comme des Garçons” store."

In other words, there are a limited amount of these bags available, so the chances of you owning one and actually owning a real one will be slim. So if I see any ladies out there struttin' around with one of these bags pictured (especially the one with the multiple straps) then I will conclude that its Faux..

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