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The exhibit Louis Vuitton: The Art of Fashion just opened up at Milan museum La Triennale today, and on display are 30 keys looks dating back to 1998 that celebrate Marc Jacob's role as creative director for the company. Also, the mannequins don't have heads, and instead have Louis Vuitton Speedy bags on top of their shoulders. This, WWD points out, "highlights Jacobs' collaboration with artists including Richard Prince, Julie Verhoeven, Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami."
Katie Grand curated the exhibit, and she explains why they chose to forgo the heads and go with bags instead: "We humorously push the point that Vuitton is about bags. It hit me we couldn't do a blank head, it would have been too pedestrian.
Six of the mannequins were also made out of wood, and are adorned with orange and pink fluorescent graffiti designed by Stephen Sprouse. Not only is the exhibit a celebration of all things Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, but it coincides with the opening of the Louis Vuitton store on Via Montenapoleone that has been closed for renovations for the past seven months. Two reasons—three if you count, oh, Milan Fashion Week—to take a trip to Italy.
· Louis Vuitton Exhibit Bows in Milan [WWD]