The Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons handbag collection recreates the Mona Lisa on a purse
If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of art by one of the old masters — da Vinci or Rubens, for instance — you finally have a chance. Sort of. Louis Vuitton has collaborated with artist Jeff Koons on a line of handbags featuring some of art history’s most famous works, with a decidedly modern twist.
The collab collection, available in select stores only beginning April 28th, features classic LV handbags — including carryall and backpack styles — covered all over in Koons’ reproductions of classic paintings, including da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Rubens’ “Tiger Hunt,” and Fragonard’s “Girl With a Dog,” and topped off with the original artist’s name in a shiny, metallic type.
The result feels somewhere between a kitschy interpretation of hip-hop streetwear and a mass-produced museum keepsake, but we have no doubt these bags will fly off the shelves. The buzz around LV’s collab with Supreme is massive, after all, so we know there’s a market for streetwear-style Louis leather goods.