Here's something to talk about: The return of Louis Vuitton and Jeff Koons
Go on, say what you really think about Louis Vuitton's Jeff Koons collaboration. We've heard most of them. "It's unsightly; why would anybody want to tote that around?" is one observation. "But it's brilliant. It's come out of left field and that is precisely the draw of Jeff Koons," the opposition would argue. Now forget the actual sentiments. What's far more important is that it sparks emotion. Conversation. A prowess priceless in today's climate of desensitisation and ambivalence.
The topic of discussion: Masters, the second chapter. Koons' interpreted paintings — this time, that of Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, J.m.W. Turner, Francois Boucher, and Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme exclusive, Nicolas Poussin — unapologetically return to the brand's accessories. Just like the first, they bear the names of their respective artists in gold on the exterior, with a portrait and profile imprinted on the leather lining within. New offerings include bag styles NéoNoé — sister to the Noé bucket sans drawstring closure — and the satchel Pochette Metis that have received the Jeff Koons treatment for the first time.
Browse the Masters (excluding Poussin) bags and small leather goods above.
Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons chapter 2 will be available at Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide from 27 October.