Louis Vuitton's collaboration with Supreme may have generated a lot of buzz, but its next partnership could top it: the French luxury brand is coupling with pop artist Jeff Koons on a limited line of accessories.
The collaboration is inspired by Koons's "Gazing Ball" paintings and features prints of several iconic masterpieces from artists — da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard and Van Gogh — splashed across classic Louis Vuitton bags like the Speedy, the Neverfull and the Keepall. Each bag features the name of the artist in bold metallic print across the front (in case you forgot who painted the "Mona Lisa"); Koons's initials face opposite Louis Vuitton's monogram in the same style, something the house notes has never been allowed before. His signature inflatable rabbit replaces the typical tag and also features on keychains.
While Louis Vuitton is no stranger to artist collaborations — the brand has worked with Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Yayoi Kusama and Stephen Sprouse, just to name a few — Koons might just be the biggest name to date. One of his famous "Balloon Dog" sculptures raked in $58.4 million at auction, setting the record for a living artist's work. Of course, the Louis Vuitton collaboration is a relative steal: The New York Times reports keychains ring in at $585 at the bottom end and a large carryall tagged at $4,000 on the high end. (For those who still can't afford that? "Well, they can walk by the windows of Louis Vuitton and enjoy them," Koons told the Times. Neat.)
Louis Vuitton's release indicates this is just the first stage of the collaboration between itself and Koons, promising "further chapters" later on. The line launches April 28 in select Louis Vuitton stores, and will not be made available online. Until then, you can peruse the full collection below: