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By now, more or less every handbag lover in the world should be aware of the Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton collection, called Infinitely Kusama, that launched yesterday in New York with a star-studded party. We’ve already given you a rundown of the collection’s bags and accessories, and now we have the cute lil’ collection video to take you into lunchtime. The retro music, amateur dancing and bobbed model all remind me of the Jack Rabbit Slim’s scene in Pulp Fiction where Uma Therman so famously did the twist, and although that’s not the reference they were going for, it still makes me smile.

If you’ve been jonesing for Kusama, you can now peruse the collection on Vuitton’s website. For purchasing, you’ll still have to head in to your local boutique. Do you plan on buying anything from the collection? (more…)

Many brands have tried out the designer-artists collaboration, but only Louis Vuitton has it down to a science (and an extremely profitable one at that). Even casual fashion watchers know the names of the artists that Vuitton has brought on – Stephen Sprouse, anyone? Takashi Murakami, does that ring a bell? Vuitton announced earlier this week that it’s about to make another artist a household fashion name – Yayoi Kusama, an 82-year-old Japanese visual artist known for her love of dots.

Kusama is well known in the contemporary art world, but her name may be new to accessories lovers. Fret not, we’ve assembled a few samples of her work after the jump, and her bold, graphic aesthetic seems perfect for a Vuitton collaboration. Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton will include ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories, shoes, watches and jewelry, and it will bow with special fancy-pants window displays in early July. (more…)

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