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LOUIS VUITTON INVITES SIX ARTISTS TO JOIN THE ARTYCAPUCINES COLLECTION

OCTOBER 6, 2020

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by KRISTOPHER FRASER

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COURTESY of LOUIS VUITTON

Louis Vuitton has invited six leading contemporary artists to bring their unique twist to the Louis Vuitton Capucines bag. The six artists for this collection include Beatriz Milhazes, Jean-Michele Othoniel, Josh Smith, Henry Taylor, Liu Wei, and Zhao Zhao. All six artists have given their own rendition to the Capucines bag.

The bags will go on sales on October 30 in selected stores worldwide, with each bag limited to 200 pieces each at a price point of 6700 euros. 

Beatriz Milhazes

Louis Vuitton Artycapucines by Beatriz MilhazesLouis Vuitton Artycapucines by Beatriz Milhazes

Louis Vuitton Capucines by Beatriz Milhazes

Beatriz Milhazes based her bag on a new work she recently created and used 17 different types of leather to create her iteration of the Capucines. The different leathers were worked to the same thickness and then inlaid onto the bag’s lambskin base using innovative and novel marquetry techniques. To complete the kaleidoscopic variety of different textures and aspects, the bag also has two areas of gold leaf and an inlaid, injected silicone gel peace sign.