Shop Windows by Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton

Endless polka dots in hybrid hues create a sense of infinity in a NYC 5th Ave window. © Lynn Hughes Photography.

Iconic Japanese designer Yayoi Kusama has teamed with Louis Vuitton to create a super-powered (and polka dotted) design collaboration.

Under the artistic direction of Marc Jacobs, Vuitton and Kusama’s program consists of a clothing line and shop window displays. Filled with three-dimensional worm-like pieces (which the artist calls ‘nerves’) the displays are stamped with Kusama’s trademark: polka dots. The resulting visual effect captures essences of scale, colour and density.  

Many of Vuitton’s items – watches, jewellery, shoes, clothes and leather goods – have also been reinterpreted by the Kusama, who has covered them largely with repetitive dotted patterns.

The pair also produced a traveling exhibition, which last year visited the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Tate Modern in London. It’s currently showing at the NYC’S Whitney Museum (stay tuned for a review on frameweb.com by our New York correspondent, Olivia Sholler).

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