In honor of the new Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton collaboration that hit stores worldwide on January 6th, an extravagant pop-up has taken over 70 Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District where you can explore the exciting new collection!
Enter into a world of Yayoi Kusama’s signature dots combined with shiny silver Louis Vuitton elements. Plus, it’s free to the public and open until April 2023.
The pop-up follows Louis Vuitton’s most recent free exhibit titled “200 TRUNKS, 200 VISIONARIES: THE EXHIBITION,” that took over the former Barney’s Building until December 31, 2022.
Moreover, with the holidays behind us, Manhattan’s Louis Vuitton flagship store has swapped their towering Christmas tree for a gigantic Yayoi Kusama installation.
Head over to 1 E 57th Street in Manhattan and catch a kaleidoscope of multi-colored polka dots—a staple pattern for Yayoi Kusama—decorating the front of the Louis Vuitton store, in addition to a very lifelike Yayoi Kusama robot in the window.
According to HIGHSNOBIETY, the magnificent collaboration was first teased in the spring. Louis Vuitton has been gearing up for the launch that features the artist’s signature dots on LV bags, shoes and beyond for quite some time now.
This isn’t the first time the luxury fashion brand and world renowned artist have collaborated, nor is it a first for the flagship’s façade to be laden with her design. Back in 2012, Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama joined forces in a partnership under the creativity of Marc Jacobs.
Black and white dots transformed the store’s front into a snaking display like never before. Fast forward just over 10 years later, and another iconic collaboration can be seen on the same storefront.
You can check out a similar debut of the 2023 collection at the Shinjuku building in Tokyo below:
Learn more about the collaboration on the Louis Vuitton website.