i want: Louis Vuitton x Stephen Sprouse Hightop Sneakers

Louis Vuitton and Stephen Sprouse hightop sneakers

Louis Vuitton is revisiting a classic, the 2001 collaboration with artist Stephen Sprouse. I am very pleased with this sneaker in the collection. It’s obnoxiously perfect, much like the Vegas shoes. I prefer the items with the graffiti lettering but I don’t like the roses. For the record, I only enjoy the only Louis Vuitton classic monogram print from Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse. I’m not a fan of the print otherwise and I prefer the Damier Azur print much more. Check out Marc Jacobs talking about the collaboration on youTube.

Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton are paying homage to Stephen Sprouse.

To show their admiration for the late designer and artist, next month, Jacobs, Vuitton’s creative director, is using his hit 2001 collaboration with Sprouse for a new, limited edition collection of accessories and ready-to-wear….This comes at a time of renewed buzz about Sprouse, whose graffiti prints and Day-Glo clothes became a defining aesthetic of the early Eighties. It coincides with a retrospective — called “Rock on Mars” — at Deitch Projects’ 18 Wooster Street gallery from Jan. 8 to Feb. 28, and “The Stephen Sprouse Book,” by Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha, due out from Rizzoli New York on Feb. 1.

The impetus for the new line came when Deitch approached Jacobs and Vuitton about doing something related to the retrospective.

“I proposed putting together a Vuitton version of the Pop Shop, which was Keith Haring’s concept…not reissuing products that we had done with Stephen, but doing things that were similar or new,” Jacobs said.

Sprouse died in 2004, and the new tribute pieces, which hit Vuitton boutiques worldwide Jan. 9, pick up almost seamlessly where the 2001 collaboration left off.

image and quote source from wwd.com article, Vuitton Brings Back Sprouse

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.


  1. i saw the naked marc advertisements. i don’t usually like LV bags because there are so many fakes out there. knock-offs are so disgusting that it totally turns me off. but the keepall bag with neon pink sprouse graffiti is totally HOT!!!*

  2. @Priss – No idea. It will be a pretty penny though. I’d ballpark $1000 at least.

    @Kitty – Marc is always freaking naked now. It’s like, we get it Marc. 180 degree change from the fat Marc. We aren’t going to forget it.

  3. i’ve noticed that too! but props to marc for losing weight…i guess he’s really proud of himself and has turned into an exhibitionist to show it all off.
    the shoes are a little too funky for me, but i love the keepall bag! it’s a little too big to tote around – i’m hoping that they will have the smaller speedy with the same graffiti print. if they do, maybe 2009 will be the year that i will have my first LV bag. (that is, if i can save enough money!)

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