As far as collaborations go, this one’s gone to the cats and dogs (but not in a bad way, in a good way!) No really—if you love cats, dogs and Louis Vuitton, this collaboration may be just what you’re looking for. Furthermore, if you are familiar with Grace Coddington, who is the former creative director at large of American Vogue magazine, and creator of some of the most impactful and dramatic photoshoots than you’ll really love this collaboration. Fact is, if you know fashion you know Grace Coddington.
Coddington recently introduced a new series in which she interviews celebs, aptly named Face to Grace. In this six part series she interviews Nicolas Ghesquière and it should come as no major surprise but a delight to see that for Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2019 Collection the pair collaborated on a collection, Louis Vuitton x Grace Coddington, showcasing Grace’s Persian cats, Pumpkin and Blanket, alongside Nicolas’s dog, Leon.
The animals adorned on each item in this capsule collection were drawn by Grace and they’re an ode to Grace’s iconic style, right down to her red hair, which is depicted by orange monograms. Louis Vuitton has aptly named this new chapter in it’s storied history of collaborations: the Catogram.
As for the products, bags, small leather goods, shoes, and RTW are all included with special touches from Grace Coddington. I really like this collaboration and I’m not a cat person. I’m allergic, so I’m naturally sort of turned off by cats because they bring on my asthma. But these items are whimsical and fun, and I could easily see them becoming both conversational and collector’s pieces.
The unique and cool thing about Louis Vuitton is that they continue to offer new collections and collaborations to delight their fans. Not every collection is on a Louis Vuitton lovers lust-list, but typically there’s a collection that speaks to your soul and Louis Vuitton banks on that.
To celebrate this collaboration, Louis Vuitton has a pop-up shop running until November 12th, which carries the collection in its entirety along with products that are exclusive to NYC. Visit the pop-up at 3 Ninth Avenue, NYC 10014 or shop the collection online here.