The Louis Vuitton flagship store in NY finally unveiled the Yayoi Kusma collaboration. Marc Jacobs and the eccentric artist Kusama have been planning this dot obsession for over a year. Not only have they been teaming up on products, but also on the visual intensity of the store to create major impact.
The store windows and outside of the building are saturated with polka-dots. Louis Vuitton CEO Yves Carcelle say, “The number of dots is so obsessive, no one can count them.”
Kusama- the 83 year old, cult-art star showed up in a wheel chair dressed in her signature look (you guessed it- dots), while guests flocked to get a glimpse of the icon herself.
Louis Vuitton pays homage to Yayoi Kusama with a life-sized, wax model of the artist that stands proudly in the window.
The products are expected to be overnight collector’s items, so with that being said, I’ll see you in line at the nearest LV boutique.