Richard Prince's new line of handbags for Louis Vuitton hits stores on February 1, and the anticipation is already at fever pitch. On Tuesday night, the company officially unveiled the candy-colored collection at the Guggenheim Museum, where Prince's latest exhibition of paintings and photographs is just wrapping up.
which range from canvas totes and plastic shoulder bags to bowlers made of laser-cut pony skin, all adorned with spray paint, cleverly tweaked logos, and text from Prince's 1986 “Jokes” series. The collaboration is a heady mix of art, fashion, and commerce that have typified Vuitton under the creative direction of Marc Jacobs.
on the second picture:
Left: Richard Prince for Louis Vuitton Speedy Aquarelle bag, $3,600
Right: Richard Prince for Louis Vuitton Monogram Aquarelle Papillon bag, $2,870