The most interesting thing about Takashi Murakami, whose paintings, sculptures and merchandise are the subject of “© Murakami” at the Brooklyn Museum, is that he’s above shame. To know shame is to realize there are standards of behavior that, when bent or broken, cause remorse or, at least, self-awareness of having done wrong. Shame is Read More
Luxury retail has become a victim of the current economic turmoil. The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that even those luxury brands that have recently branched out with more affordable lines are taking a hit as consumers simply don’t have as much disposable income as they used to–and simply aren’t disposed to Read More
The recent Louis Vuitton party celebrating the final day of Richard Prince’s exhibition at the Guggenheim was, by all accounts, well-attended. Arguably, one of the main draws was the opportunity to pre-order those spring collection bags Mr. Prince designed with the French impedimenta-maker. Denise Rich, Helen Schifter and Lizzie Tisch were reportedly among the guests Read More
To celebrate the closing of artist Richard Prince’s “Spiritual America” exhibit at the Guggenheim next Tuesday, Louis Vuitton will host a farewell fete that night. According to WWD, models bedecked in nurses’ outfits designed by the French fashion label will wander around the party space.
But it’s not Read More
It seems Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton are spearheading a full-scale revival of the Amazonian supermodel frenzy from the 90’s. In this Style.com clip, Mr. Jacobs, 44, who became creative director of the French fashion label in 1997, explains the aesthetic behind Louis Vuitton’s Spring-Summer 2008 campaign.
According to Mr. Jacobs, the Read More
The master of all things leather bags, Louis Vuitton could be seeking an expansion of the company’s American flagship store at 1 East 57th Street, as the luxury retailer recently bought the small office building adjacent to it.
Last month, the company paid $60 million to Centurion Realty for the skinny 10-story building at Read More
Louis Vuitton, the luxury brand that launched a trillion knockoffs, has just been made to taste its own medicine. Today, the company released an apology to Dutch artist Anthony Beeke for stealing his work. In 2005, WWD reports today, a promotional event at the luxury luggage maker’s boutique on the Read More
We won’t be able to see Daniel Radcliffe’s razor sharp nipples in the Broadway production of Equus until September 2008. Bummer.
Science nerds collectively gasp: Bionic Woman and Battlestar Galactica productions have been shut down due to the strike.
The New Museum on the Bowery is opening Read More