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    Default Re: Sprouse does Graffiti again for LV...2009

    From what I have seen, nay.

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    Default Re: Sprouse does Graffiti again for LV...2009

    I must see these in person. I'm also wondering how the pieces look with light. So far, I'm not too impressed with the concept.

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    Default Re: Sprouse does Graffiti again for LV...2009

    I really don't like that they glow in the dark, but I would also like to see what they look like in the light.

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    Default Re: Sprouse does Graffiti again for LV...2009

    I'm not sure how I feel about this, I didn't care for the graffiti collection last time, and I don't this time around either.

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    Default Re: Sprouse does Graffiti again for LV...2009

    Here's some more news

    WWD said:
    NEW YORK — Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton are paying homage to Stephen Sprouse.

    To show their admiration for the late designer and artist, next month, Jacobs, Vuitton’s creative director, is using his hit 2001 collaboration with Sprouse for a new, limited edition collection of accessories and ready-to-wear. Jacobs even doffed his duds again, posing in the nude painted in Sprouse’s graffiti for Harper’s Bazaar’s January issue.

    This comes at a time of renewed buzz about Sprouse, whose graffiti prints and Day-Glo clothes became a defining aesthetic of the early Eighties. It coincides with a retrospective — called “Rock on Mars” — at Deitch Projects’ 18 Wooster Street gallery from Jan. 8 to Feb. 28, and “The Stephen Sprouse Book,” by Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha, due out from Rizzoli New York on Feb. 1.

    The impetus for the new line came when Deitch approached Jacobs and Vuitton about doing something related to the retrospective.

    “I proposed putting together a Vuitton version of the Pop Shop, which was Keith Haring’s concept…not reissuing products that we had done with Stephen, but doing things that were similar or new,” Jacobs said.

    Sprouse died in 2004, and the new tribute pieces, which hit Vuitton boutiques worldwide Jan. 9, pick up almost seamlessly where the 2001 collaboration left off.

    Jacobs took two iconic Sprouse motifs — the graffiti and the rose — and interpreted them in Day-Glo shades of pink, green and orange over the Monogram print. The motifs are featured on Vuitton’s Keepall, Speedy and Neverfull bag styles, as well as basketball sneaker boots, pumps, sunglasses, headbands and wristbands, and small leather goods like wallets and coin purses. The rtw includes a mackintosh raincoat with a graffiti and monogram lining, graffiti leggings and a long-sleeve neon minidress featuring the rose design.

    “I tried to take what Stephen had done at Vuitton and then kind of flip it in my head, and make it Vuitton’s work for Stephen, not Stephen’s work for Vuitton,” Jacobs said. “I just felt it was a funny way to play with it, to pretend to be Sprouse for a bit, and use the work that he did, and then bring it back to the work that he did before I collaborated with him.”

    The original collaboration has its origins in the time when Jacobs was looking for a Paris apartment. When he looked at Charlotte Gainsbourg’s space on the rue du Bac, he stumbled across a Vuitton Monogram canvas trunk, which the actress’s legendary father, Serge, had painted over in black. It eventually inspired him to collaborate with Sprouse for spring 2001.

    “For me, this monogram graffiti was the first milestone of our permanent reinvention of our history,” said Vuitton president and chief executive officer Yves Carcelle.

    The uncompromising, head-to-toe Sprouse aesthetic is timeless, Jacobs noted.

    “It almost becomes a classic, like a Chanel jacket, or a smoking,” he said. “It’s this idea of a head-to-toe look in this brash, neon, rock ’n’ roll, edgy, street-informed style. Sprouse really best personified it.”

    Vuitton will pay further tribute with a special Web site — welovesprouse.com — slated to go live Dec. 15. It will feature a mix of interviews with people who knew Sprouse, including Debbie Harry, Candy Pratts Price and Patricia Field. In the clips, they muse on their relationship with Sprouse, and his lasting influence on the fashion and art worlds. There will also be a feature called “Scrawl the Wall,” where visitors can post comments, and a special section on Sprouse’s New York, highlighting some of the artist’s favorite haunts in the city.

    “The thing that excited us the most is that somebody who disappeared years ago is going to be the center of life worldwide thanks to that for the next few months,” Carcelle said. “We really want to celebrate a friend.”

    As for the Harper’s Bazaar story, it was shot by Terry Richardson and features Jacobs naked, his body painted in Sprouse-style graffiti and his relevant portions covered by one of the new Vuitton bags. Richardson also shot racier images of Jacobs completely in the nude, though these will not be featured in the Bazaar story.

    “I don’t have a problem taking my clothes off, as anybody who has picked up a magazine in the past year could tell you,” Jacobs said. “I had no qualms or shame about it but knew fully well that any full frontal nudity wouldn’t be appropriate for Harper’s Bazaar.”
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    Marc Jacobs Exposes the Latest It Bag
    To celebrate this month's Stephen Sprouse book and exhibition, Louis Vuitton revisits the collaboration that launched a thousand waiting lists

    October 2008. Marc Jacobs is in a photo studio in downtown New York, stripped down to a tiny pair of American Apparel underpants while his naked legs are silk-screened with the words LOUIS VUITTON in fuchsia paint. He's trying to decide if a cigarette would make him feel less self-conscious, in spite of the fact that he's wearing a nicotine patch — and in spite of his new fabulously healthy and trim physique, decorated with and celebrated by loads of tattoos, including one of Elizabeth Taylor's visage on his back.

    The lettering is poppy and familiar. It's the graffiti done by Stephen Sprouse as part of the duo's collaboration for the French house eight years ago. This time the graffiti is blindingly bright: neon pink.



    Stephen Sprouse died in 2004 at the too-young age of 50. "It's an homage," Jacobs says of the new collection, which features clothing, bags, and other accessories. It's a limited release, timed to coincide with the opening of a Sprouse retrospective at Deitch Projects this month in New York and the publication of Rizzoli's The Stephen Sprouse Book. "Stephen was one of the first people to deliberately eliminate the boundaries between fashion, art, music, and design," says gallerist Jeffrey Deitch. It was Deitch who approached Jacobs and Vuitton with the idea for the collection. "And product," he says, "is a great way to get a message across."



    The story of Marc Jacobs, Stephen Sprouse, and Louis Vuitton began in the late '90s, when Jacobs found himself thinking about Marcel Duchamp, the French artist who once sullied an image of the Mona Lisa with a funny little beard and mustache and called it L.H.O.O.Q., which, if you say the letters fast in French, roughly translates to "she has a hot ass."



    "It's about taking something that's very iconic and revered and defacing it and creating something new, somewhat rebellious, and kind of punk," Jacobs explains. "Cut from Marcel Duchamp to me going to see Charlotte Gainsbourg's apartment," he continues. "She had, by the side of her bed, a Louis Vuitton trunk that had been painted black by her father, and the Monogram was sort of peeking through."
    Suddenly it was very clear what Jacobs needed to do. He needed to deface the revered and iconic Monogram canvas, and he needed to do it in a way that was modern enough to attract a new customer to the big old French brand. To do this, he reasoned, he needed Stephen Sprouse.



    Sprouse was one of the first high-fashion designers in the '80s to make clothes that were painstakingly constructed, as well as hip and young and cool. A mantle, perhaps, inherited by Jacobs himself? "God, I can't say that," Jacobs says, still clearly in awe of his late friend. "I mean, you could say that, but I never could."
    The parallels are difficult to ignore: "He had this desire to take what he saw in the streets and elevate it," Jacobs says of Sprouse. "He was using all this stuff that was so costly, really beautiful materials, and he was doing it all so beautifully. There are so many people who try to affect a street style, but it doesn't have the integrity. Stephen's work was so stylistic, and it had street cred. You can't calculate that. You have it or you don't, and Stephen did."



    It took some time for Jacobs to convince the Vuitton powers that be that scrawling all over their time-tested bags was a good idea, but Vuitton did, eventually, come around, and Sprouse came to Paris. The rest, of course, is It-bag history. "They thought the bags would be for the show," Jacobs says, "or for editorial." But as names on wait lists piled up, the bags were produced. And Jacobs was a genius.



    Vuitton did reach a new customer — $300 million worth of them, Jacobs has said--and has continued to do so through similar partnerships with artists like Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince. Each of these bags has been a triumph. They have been shown — and sold! — in fine-art museums.



    Jacobs doesn't live in a vacuum: He knows that these luxurious, spirited bags will hit the market at a touchy economic time for conspicuous consumption. But he shakes it off. "Retail therapy," he says, offering his leg up to the silk-screen artist. "It seems to work. It's not the longest-lasting therapy in the world, but it does its job. I'm not pretending to cure the nation's economy, but we do what we do, and if people enjoy it, even better."
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    OMG! The 2nd pic of Marc =

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    I'll take one of these!!


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    His tan line makes me

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    Default Re: Sprouse does Graffiti again for LV...2009

    haha!

    To me, after seeing these pics.. the only one that looks semi-attractive is the pink graffiti keepall, but I don't know if that's because marc is in the photo. hehe

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    Default Re: Sprouse does Graffiti again for LV...2009

    He's been working out, exercise is his addiction now and it's showing!
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    Default Re: Sprouse does Graffiti again for LV...2009

    Does anyone have any pics of the small accessories??

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    Default Re: Sprouse does Graffiti again for LV...2009

    Yeah I wonder what the wallets and coin purses will look like..

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    Default Re: Sprouse does Graffiti again for LV...2009

    Quote Originally Posted by JessLR View Post
    Does anyone have any pics of the small accessories??
    Are you wanting to see Marc hiding behind a small accessory??? LMAO!!
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    Default Re: Sprouse does Graffiti again for LV...2009

    I Marc Jacobs!!! I really like the Neverfull, leggings & slingbacks. I actually might like this better than I thought I would. I think it would be cool to have a small piece.

    wishlist..
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    .monogram galliera pm

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    Default Re: Sprouse does Graffiti again for LV...2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Zombiegirl View Post
    Are you wanting to see Marc hiding behind a small accessory??? LMAO!!
    I bet you wanna see his small accessory that's hiding behind that bag! :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

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