You all have most likely seen them: the trippy, polka dot-covered Louis Vuitton bags, wallets, scarves and sunglasses that are the products of the label’s collaboration with polka dot-obsessed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
The dotty handbags have taken the fashion world by storm, much like how Louis Vuitton’s first Japanese artist collaboration with Takashi Murakami did. They’ve been the subject of much desire and obsession that we almost completely forgot that there are shoes in the collection too!
Now that we’ve gotten our senses back, we’re going to take this time to show you the Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama shoes. They have Kusama’s signature polka dots of course, all done in the artist’s favorite bright primary colors. There’s a doll-like quality to these shoes and they look as if you have to approach them with a child’s sense of wonder:
Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama pump in monogram vernis dots infinity in rouge, $1,090.00
Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama ballerina in monogram vernis dots infinity in noir, $1,030.00
Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama pump in monogram waves in jaune, $1,150.00
Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama pump in monogram nylon dots infinity in jaune, $985.00
Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama ballerina in monogram nylon dots infinity in rouge, $830.00
These Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama shoes are in major contrast to the shoes Marc Jacobs sent down the Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 runway just this Wednesday. Styled in two-tone checks and with ultra-pointy toes, the two collections could not be any more different:
Models strut in checkered pointy toe shoes down the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 runway in Paris, France on October 3, 2012
Do you prefer the Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama dots and rounded toes or are the Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 checks and pointy toes calling out more to you?
Take a vote and let’s help Louis Vuitton decide!
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