Louis Vuitton Collaboration: Yayoi Kusama and Marc Jacobs

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Who is Yayoi Kusama? When I first  read about the Louis Vuitton Collaboration between Marc Jacobs and Yayoi Kusama, the first thing I asked myself was... Who is Yayoi Kusama? HaHaHa

You guys, this is why I love blogging! We're always learning through others, but there are times when we should be self-teachers (we should look further, discover, research, and find answers to our own questions).

Well, after digging a little deeper, I found out Kusama is a 83 year old Japanese artist and writer. She's known for her whimsical dot motifs in her artistry and she's had a number of exhibitions across Asia, Europe and here in the States.

When I first saw a picture of her, I swear I said, "Who is this cute little elderly lady, dressed up like Minnie Mouse!" HaHaHa Now, I know better! HaHaHa So, I want you guys to know it's ok NOT to know, but always try and find the answers to your questions. That's how you LEARN and GROW! I'm sharing what I've learned with YOU today! Here's a short story about her life (turn on CC before viewing):

 
The Collaboration! Marc Jacobs' goal while at Louis Vuitton is to collaborate with various artists. He admires Kusama's artistry and loves contemporary art. He states, "For many people who don't look at art or go to galleries, or maybe they're not aware of Kusama's work, there will be a new venue, a new place to see this work and to come to appreciate it through the eyes of Louis Vuitton." (source)


The Collection! Marc Jacobs has put together a collection that celebrates the spirit of her works. Louis Vuitton fully funded the venture. You know money is involved! I hope Kusama is getting her fair share. The collection includes shoes, bathing suits, dresses, trench coat, charms, and more. Everything hit stores yesterday (July 10th) here in the States. It will be available in stores all around the world July 19th. I'm loving the really LARGE totes! I don't even want to look at the prices. HaHaHa


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Mica said...

I am really looking forward to this collection! I'm so sad we have to wait until after the US gets it first!

I have my eye on a few accessories - as much as I love the shoes too I know they will definitely be over my shoe budget!!!

AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

Nelah said...

This lady does have a love for red! She is still rocking and looks all sassy at 83 for sure. This collection seems to incorporatehave a lot of fun, colorful and youthful vibes.

Megan said...

Love all the dots, and Kusama looks like such a fun, awesome lady!

Little Rus said...

Thank you for this post! I didn't have time to go and browse before, so it was wonderful to find everythign in one place. :)
x

Thrifted Shift said...

Minnie Mouse! Haha! Cute stuff, I've been pretty obsessed with Marc Jacobs lately!
--Vivienne

TheTinyHeart said...

I love me some polka dots! This is such a fun collection. And I think it's hilarious that Kusama is in her 80s and looks like that!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

The Jones said...

Oh. MY. It does not get any better than polka dots everywhere!

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Wow these photos are so incredible, and so intense! Polka dots everywhere! Very fun collection =)
xx


The Urban Umbrella

xoxo



http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

Oh to Be a Muse said...

This is a really great story and I'm loving all the polka dots. I would want to get those shoes or the bangles, but like you said, I don't even want to look at the price!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow I can't believe I've never heard of her before today! Wild!

This looks like it's going to be a really FUN collaboration. Her style is so eclectic and cute.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I featured her in an art inspired post awhile back and am so glad she's finally getting some global recognition again (she hasn't has much since the 70s). I'm truly happy for her! Plus her ideas are so cool and fun. So glad you profiled her too.

xo Mary Jo

Juliet Polilova said...

so in love with this campaign!
nice blog by the way :)

kisses from Russia,
Juliet

Hanna & Christel said...

amaaaazing!! :D

<3

Mrs C ♥ said...

I can't help but see Minnie Mouse EVERY time I see white polka dots against red. Blame tons of trips to Disneyland as a kid! Cute stuff though. You always find the coolest collaborations!

Cara said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for sharing this and teaching me about a great talent that I did not know previously! I simply love the collaboration, now if only I could afford one of those beautiful totes!

Sam said...

Thank You Kim, I just learnt about who the artistic Yayoi is today from you. I can't say I am loving this collection, polka dots are my worst nightmare but I must agree that is is very bold and creative!

Katherine McAdoo said...

there is nothing i love more than an older japanese woman with quirky red hair making dot prints with marc jacobs. seriously, i'm so glad you learned about this and taught me. ithis is the coolest! i want to go buy it all(which i'm sure i can't afford)

Grace said...

This is just too cool. Marc jacobs really is brilliant. Glad you shared this!

A Southern Drawl

Juneli said...

At 83 she is rocking the world! Amazing! Loving her dots and can't wait to see the collection!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Fashionista622 said...

Hi Kim,
WOW that's 83? How whimsical and fun she is. I'm a fan of polka dots so you've got my attention. hahaha!

Marc Jacobs can do no wrong in my fashion book. Love this collab!

Sending you big Hugs and hope you're having a great week sweets!

xo

Maria

http://onestyleatatime.blogspot.com/

Shop N' Chomp said...

I love how she's still doing her thang at 83!! :D

MOSAMUSE said...

LOVE the clothes! i think this is a great collaboration!
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.MOSAMUSE.com

Alex Elizabeth said...

I always thought this collection would be so interesting! It's a very cool departure from the norm for LV... I wonder what kinds of collaborations they'll be doing in the future.

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I love Minnie Mouse and I love LV so this is an adorable collection! I wonder if Kusama is in the book "Advanced Style" I just bought, if not she should be, just love her hair! Will watch the video tmr- for now it's bed time!

Elle Sees said...

i actually knew who she is!! so whimsical

Head to Toe Chic said...

Wow, polka dots galore! I love it!!! I had no idea who she was either.

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

aki! said...

I think my favorite dots are the black and yellow ones!

Samantha said...

Gosh! There are so many collaborations that I am having trouble keeping up with them now! And I definitely didn't know about this one! I'm a HUGE fan of polka dots, but this one isn't doing it for me?! At least, that's good for my wallet!

xo, sam

*Style of Sam*

Fashion-isha said...

Well this was certainly fun to look at although not sure if I'd actually wear any of it. And I agree, it's so true that as bloggers we're always researching and learning new things. Isn't tht great?
xo
Sharon

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Well, I learned something new today. I love the polka dots. It should be a great collaboration.

*Erin

bridechic said...

Loving the kind of OP Art feel to these polka dots. They really remind me of the 1960s

oxoxoxoxo from San Francisco
Amy
http://bridechic.blogspot.com

Fashion Tales said...

Good timing. I just read about this collaboration yesterday, so glad that you did more research and shared bits about her. I've loved Kusama's art. Good post!

Giancarlo said...

felice giornata...ciao

miss b said...

I've always loved polka dots - they are such fun but stylish too. I too love those big totes. Thanks for your lovely comment about my blog birthday. Kim, you were one of my first followers and I have appreciated you taking the time to visit so regularly. Your comments are always so encouraging.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

yiqin; said...

omg i <3 this

Lyosha said...

phantastic collab! I need something from this collection without any doubt!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

I remember seeing a photo of her and thought - WHOA! She's unique and eccentric. I'm sure the collection will be a hit like the Murakami bags.

honey my heart said...

i am loving the polka dots!

Santi said...

wonderful campaign ! :D

Santi said...

wonderful campaign ! :D

harbourmaster said...

Such a fun collection, I've been reading a bit about Kusama and she's a terribly interesting woman! I definitely agree with your thoughts about sharing what we learn, it's what makes the blogging community so engaging.

Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

what an interesting combo. i love the fun and flirtiness these designs bring! :)

oomph. said...

too funny...i was just catching up on some emails and saw that rachel zoe had featured a round sunglass by LV x yayoi kusama. now i know!!! thanks, kim!

[oomph.]