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Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion & Architecture

One of the greatest books I've ever read and looking at all these wonderful pictures......it's so inspiring!! Fyi, I'm totally obsessed with fashion & architecture! Kelihatan didalam gambar ialah LV Damier Ebene canvas clutch........., gulp!

Images clockwise, from top left: Study (2008) by Richard Prince; acrylic on treated canvas, 111x87 cm. Louis Vuitton collection, untittled study (2008) by Richard Prince; photograph. dimensions unknown. This 'groom' opened the show for the s/s 2001 collection. He bears a number of bags in the Graffiti Monogram designed by Stephen Sprouse, including a keepall bag, the Alzer suitcase and wine case! Love it.

Images clockwise, from top left: Arizona Tour silk square (1995) designed by William Adjete Wilson,87.5x87.5 cm (bottom left) Horses silk square (1995) same size, On the road silk square (1995) 90x90 cm- all design by William A.W. Louis Vuitton collection. Compression by Ron Arad (1987); in treated fabrics, leather, brass and steel; 28x44x20 cm, The design team at Louis Vuitton (2006), photograph by Norma Jean Roy, on the roof of the former La Belle Jardinière department store, now the corporate headquarters of Louis Vuitton, 2 Rue de Pont Neuf, Paris.

Images clockwise, from top left: LV II ceramic wristwatch (1988) by Gae Aulenti. Zirconium oxide and leather, limited to a numbered series of 2000. Le Temps du Voyage silk square (1988) designed by Gae Aulenti, 90x90 cm. On the centennial of Louis Vuitton Monogram in 1996, Manolo Blahnik created the Overnight Bag in Monogram Canvas, wood, leather, brass and syntethic materials. Photograph by Guzman. Panda (2003)-bukan kungfu panda yer, by Takashi Murakami. Arcylic on fiberglass with antique LV trunk and wooden pedestal; 255.3x109.2 cm. Foundation Louis Vuitton Pour la Création Collection. Kepingin benar rasanya nak menyarungkan Jam Tangan LV dipergelangan tangan! Sabar yer En. Sandra Azwan atau satu tamparan maut naik di muka, pang!! ;-P

Images clockwise, from top left:The world of Sphere (2003) by Takashi Murakami, Acrylic on canvas , mounted on board, 120x120 x 5 cm. Stephen Bag by Louis Vuitton (2007), photograph by Jaime Chard for Surface magazine, of impression left on plaster powder by what is actually an Adele bag, also from F/W 2006-07. Print, 30.5 x40 cm. Eye Love SUPERFLAT White, a gift from Takashi Murakami to the Louis Vuitton Collection. Next to it, Eye Love SUPERFLAT Black.

Images clockwise, from top left: Party Bag (2008), designed by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons. La Tour Eiffel Louis Vuitton (1978) by Jacques-Henri Lartigue. Print in an edition of 101 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the brand in 1978; 58.7x 41 cm. Monogramouflage skull (2008) by Takashi Murakami. Editioned canvas on chassis; 100x100 cm. Speedy 35 handbag in Monogramouflage canvas for spring 2008. These are my favorite photos from the book.

Images clockwise, from top left: Silk taffeta skirt in Rose pattern by Stephen Sprouse. Sketch for the Rose Pattern, 2001. Cherries by Takashi Murakami (2005). FRP, steel, acrylic resin, urethane and plastic; 200x 100 cm. Cherry Monogram (2004) Acrylic on canvas; 100x100 cm. Chery , Chery ; Boom , Boom. Chery , Chery ; Boom , Boom.
I gave my love a cherry which had no stone,
I gave my love a chicken which had no bone,
I gave my love a story which had no end,
I gave my love a baby with no cryin'......Hello???

Images clockwise, from top left: On the centennial of the Louis Vuitton Monogram in 1996, Sybilla (Sybilla Sorondo) created the umbrella bag in Monogram canvas. Fyi, in 1996, seven fashion designers were invited to offer their own interpretation of the Monogram whose centennial was being celebrated! Among them was the designer from Madrid, Syibilla Sorondo. Next to it,(top) Undated study by Richard Prince. Cartoon used for the Firebird bag (Women S/S 2008) design. (bottom) Cartoon Firebird limited- edition handbag. Wanita topless diatas kereta, Covering Hannah(2008) by Richard Prince jugak! 508x203 cm. Gambar yang ada muka harimau stim tu diberi nama: Singapore-Kuala Lumpur (1993) by Razzia( Dénériaz Gérard Courbouleix). Painting ini digunakan sebagai poster untuk Louis Vuitton Vintage Equator Run bermula April 9 sehingga 11, 1993; Acrylic on canvas, 72.5x60 cm. Disebelahnya pula, China Run (1998) by Razzia. Painting used in a poster for the LV Classic China Run from May 25 to 30, 1998; Acrylic on canvas, 72.5x60 cm. Louis Vuitton Collection.

Paris, I'm in love! Feel free to check this out: Louis Vuitton- Carnet de Voyage

18 comments:

Alienor said...

yeaaaah my city ! i hope i see you there one time sandra !

ken said...

i'll never buy an LV :P

˙·٠•●♥ Stephanie ♥●•٠·˙ said...

Awesome :)

afiq said...

did u buy it. i couldnt afford it. so i spend 4 hours reading it at kinokuya. kihkihkihkihkih.
great book. and fun.

Adrian said...

LV !!! :))))))

syieranuar said...

oh my! same with afiq, i enjoy browsing thru this book at kinokuniya.hehe.awesome right?

have a nice weekend sandra!

Andy said...

LV !
btw andy was here ! =)

dylla fadzil 小草莓 said...

i have that eiffel keychain jugak :)

must have item from paris i guess ;P

Ck said...

Nice !! LV !!

natasya said...

one thing that i can say is....WOW!

Ana said...

MY GOD I love the taffeta skirt! The pieces featured in the book is UH-MAY-ZING. I really want to purchase this book. I really do think good architecture compliments fashion. They go hand in hand together.

Amazing book, I must say. I really need to get this.

ErikaToh said...

Wah... *Drooling*

*Coughs* Erm...this is the only time I'll drool on something other than food and it has to be over an LV bag, no others!^^

Gosh...I'd love to own one decent sized original, not pirated LV bag! I know it'll cost a bomb - about 2month's of my salary without eating! *Gulps* Ahaha! :P

I love Louis Vuitton! Long live LV!!!^^

Nazim Nasri said...

i ada key chain Eiffel Tower iteww :D

Encik Kimi® said...

lv...uhukkkk...

jfook said...

Love LV but it's like forever too pricey for me.

Nana Eddy said...

ergh.. u lost me at the first sentence. I suck at brand talk.. sorry am a very bad audience this time round. but it's great that u know where your passion lies :) keep it up and good luck! (hope u'll get that lv watch u wanted)

sirei said...

Takashi Murakami is a genius! luvluvluv~

JAI said...

Perghh bro..ni sure fanatik LV nie..hehe