So it's true - Marc is in fact resurrecting Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton next month. The launch will coincide with Deitch Projects' 80s retrospective, (they're the ones who initially suggested a re-do to Marc) and the Rizzoli book on Sprouse. But the Louis products - bags, scarves, leggings, etc - are all Marc since Sprouse passed away in 2004. Marc says, “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 online component is the coolest part though, (unless you're holding your breath for neon rose-covered monogrammed sneakers). On December 15, Vuitton will launch welovesprouse.com with everything you need to know about the late artist and interviews from his friends including Pat Field and Debbie Harry. And of course, no Marc project post-2007 would be complete without naked Marc, so thankfully, Terry Richardson shot the graffitied Jacobs for next month's issue of Bazaar. At this rate, the Deitch opening will more than make up for Marc's canceled holiday party.
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