Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN) – Louis Vuitton has collaborated with Japanese “polka dot artist” Yayoi Kusama on a series of products including leather goods, ready-to-wear accessories, shoes, watches and jewelry.
WWD reports the French fashion house’s artistic director Marc Jacobs worked with the acclaimed Japanese artist on the new line.
Kusama is best known for her polka dots, which she has notably applied to tree trunks, entire rooms and even people.
The fashion and art collaboration coincides with a major retrospective of Kusama’s work that will be on display at London’s Tate Modern starting Feb. 9, following shows in Rome, Madrid and Paris.
Jacobs has worked in collaboration with contemporary artists in the past, including Richard Prince and Takashi Murakami. In 2009, a line inspired by the late Stephen Sprouce’s motifs, such as graffiti prints and roses, were tied in with a retrospective of the designer and artist at the New York gallery Deitich Project.
The polka dot-themed line will hit Louis Vuitton boutiques in early July.