Louis Vuitton Opens a Striking Yayoi Kusama Pop-Up Store in Tokyo

Placing polka-dots in the vanguard, Louis Vuitton has brought its collaboration with renowned Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama to life in an all-new pop store. The double-take-worthy outpost, which realizes the partnership’s bold energy with larger-than-life installations and decorations, is located in Harajuku, Tokyo, where it will remain open until January 22.

Inside the space, the French fashion house has crafted a massive, lifelike sculpture of Kusama, who wears a yellow and black polka-dot shirt and dons her signature red hair. The walls boast an all-over, inverted pattern to the artist’s top, offering a pleasant contrast to the glorious centerpiece. In one corner, a collection of mirrored balls convene to form Louis Vuitton’s signature LV iconography; and in another, mannequins spotlight polka-dotted designs in the foreground of a neon sign that reads, “Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama.”

The collaboration merges the French Maison’s signature shapes with Kusama’s iconographic designs and million-dollar brush strokes. The range, which follows the duo’s debut partnership in 2012, includes ready-to-wear, accessories, leather goods and fragrances. Ahead of its launch, Steven Meisel shot the collection’s high-caliber campaign, which stars Gisele Bündchen, Liya Kebede, Devon Aoki, Christy Turlington and Anok Yai.

The collection has launched in Japan and China, while all the other 460 Louis Vuitton stores worldwide will see a release of the collaboration on January 6, 2023. Take a look at Tokyo’s Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama pop-up in the gallery above, and visit the Harajuku location at the address below.

Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama Harajuku Pop-Up Shop
6-35-6 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001

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