The iconic bag of the maison (the name derives from Rue Neuve-des-Capucines, address of the first Parisian store opened in 1854) has been transformed again into a blank canvas, on which the artists have represented their own vision. Gregor Hildebrandt imagined his Capucines Bag in a black and white version, in printed and screen-printed leather using magnetic powder obtained from recording tapes and with the LV logo carved from vinyl records. Huang Yuxing proposes a lively imaginary landscape inspired by his painting "The Colossus Hidden in the Hills" and sports an unprecedented contrasting pink profile. The work for Louis Vuitton of the Italian artist Paola Pivi instead kicks off from her 2007 performance at the Kunsthalle in Basel and gives life to a bold bag, with an embroidered and overprinted leopard, while cups and saucers are hand inlaid with a precious gold leaf decoration. Donna Huanca was inspired by two of her paintings, "Cara de Fuego" and "Muyal Jol", for a moody bag in shades of blue with 3D printed images on white leather and hand embroidery. The model designed by Vik Muniz is a very colorful and over-decorated with 154 small parts in relief or inlaid, with delightful themes that recall holidays and travels. Zeng Fanzhi instead left everyone breathless, with the 700,000 embroidery stitches reproducing a reinterpretation of Van Gogh's iconic self-portrait which required the meticulous work of three highly skilled craftsmen and ten days to complete.
The models from the third Artycapucines collection are available in a limited edition of 200 pieces in Louis Vuitton stores around the world.