Louis Vuitton unveiled the ultimate retrospective of culture, art, and fashion with its prolific collaboration with iconic architect Frank Gehry at Art Basel Miami Beach.
The Maison’s specially-designed booth was a testament to Gehry’s distinctive aesthetic, offering a glimpse into the architect’s extensive partnership with Louis Vuitton.
The Louis Vuitton booth was divided into four themes that mirrored Frank Gehry’s signature aesthetic providing a sensory feast for art and fashion enthusiasts.
A Limited-Edition Handbag Collection Unveiled
At the heart of the cultural amalgamation lay the world premiere of the Louis Vuitton x Frank Gehry limited-edition handbag collection.
The collaborative capsule draws inspiration from three pivotal themes that define Gehry’s illustrious career – Architecture and Form, Material Exploration, and Animals. The collection ingeniously transforms the Maison’s iconic Capucines bags, introduces the Twisted Box Trunk, and presents the remarkable Bear With Us Clutch, an ode to Gehry’s iconic 2014 sculpture, Bear with Us.
Accessories with a Gehry Twist
Louis Vuitton’s timeless Capucines bags was reimagined through the lens of Gehry’s architectural brilliance, adding a new dimension to the iconic design. The collaborative collection seamlessly marries fashion and art, creating a symbiotic relationship between luxury accessories and architectural innovation.
The Twisted Box Trunk emerged as a testament to Gehry’s ability to seamlessly blend utility with artistic expression. The innovative creation showcased the architect’s unique perspective, transforming a traditional trunk into a captivating piece of functional art.
The collection culminates in the Bear With Us Clutch, a remarkable creation echoing Gehry’s 2014 Bear with Us sculpture. Encapsulating the sculptural elegance and artistic ethos of Gehry, the the wearable masterpiece transcends the boundaries between fashion and art.
Art Basel Miami Beach was the perfect stage for a groundbreaking retrospective, let alone the exclusive unveiling of a limited-edition handbag collection.
The Louis Vuitton x Frank Gehry collaboration is an ultimate celebration of creativity, design mastery, and the seamless integration of art into the world of high fashion. A limited collection of bags will also be available for purchase—lending a new meaning to the phrase “wearable art.”