Louis Vuitton by Valerie Steele
A Passion for Creation: New Art, Fashion and Architecture

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Is this a coffee table book? Yes. While it is visually arresting, this tome must be read if one is to fully appreciate and grasp its context and content.
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The definitive work on the collaborations between Louis Vuitton and artists, designers, architects, and photographers. This newly revised and updated edition brings the previous book up to the present, now celebrating the most recent and inspiring collaborations with Nicolas Ghesquière, Frank Gehry, Yayoi Kusama, and Steven Meisel, among others.
The more than eighty collaborators featured in this book comprise an A to Z of Vuitton’s creative collaborations, especially from the last decade, with significant chapters devoted to the work of Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Takashi Murakami and other key collaborators. Never forgetting the long tradition of the house, the period covered by the book—from the late 1990s through the present day—will describe the role that Louis Vuitton is playing in a crucial moment in global fashion.
Now with 536 pages, this edition features more than 130 pages of stunning new imagery that showcases the increasingly symbiotic relationship between fashion, art, and design.
 

About Valerie Steele

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Valerie Steele is a fashion historian, curator, and director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Glenn O’Brien is an author and essayist based in New York. Jill Gasparina is an art curator, theoretician, and writer based in Paris. Ian Luna is a writer based in New York and the author of several books on fashion design, architecture, and urbanism, including Louis Vuitton: Architecture & Interiors.
Author Residence: Paris, France
Author Hometown: Paris, France
 
Published October 10, 2017 by Rizzoli. 536 pages
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on Oct 09 2017

Is this a coffee table book? Yes. While it is visually arresting, this tome must be read if one is to fully appreciate and grasp its context and content.

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