When Louis Met Stephen and Takashi

For the spring quarter of my Current Designers class, I added a section focusing on the biggest of big names in fashion such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton. During the lecture, I cited the collaborations masterminded by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton featuring Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami.

Famed auction house Christie's is offering pieces from both of the limited edition collections for Louis Vuitton during an online auction featuring 84 luxury handbags by iconic designers such as Hermès and Chanel. Birkin and Kelly bags are aplenty in the lot. Belts, jewelry, luggage and wallets round out the assortment gathered by Christie's Vintage Couture team. The Vintage Couture: Handbags and Accessories  online-only auction is accepting bids now through June 24th.

{Images Courtesy of Christie's

Stars In Perfect Harmony

Superstylin* stars Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough of Proenza Schouler make the future of fashion look extremely bright.  On the eve of New York Fashion Week and the fashion juggernaut known as Fashion's Night Out, the newest collections are about to be streamed live and photographs will appear online within moments of going down the runway.  Showcasing the clothes from the PS fall 2010 line in a film entitled Act Da Fool by Harmony Korine kept me engaged. How about you?

People either like or dislike Mr. Korine's body of work. Kids is one of my favorite movies (RIP Casper) and Gummo left me disturbed in many ways but I was entertained. (Mental note: still need to see Trash Humpers.) Listen to the media savvy gentlemen of Proenza Schouler and their take on the collaboration with Harmony Korine.