When Hirst met LV

Art and fashion motivate each other in the marketplace continually. In todays economic climate as both artists and high end luxury brands struggle to find their consumers dollars, Louis Vuitton chose artist Damien Hirst to create a project that define his art in celebration of the brands 150th anniversary. Two twin trunks designed to carry surgical instruments were created by Hirst, his inspiration was the film Dead Ringers by the great David Cronenberg. Certain to become an item for collectors, other collaborators for LV's anniversary project include celebrity chef Ferran AdriĆ , photographer Annie Leibovitz, musician Gustavo Santaolalla, fashion designer and Louis Vuitton’s creative director Marc Jacobs, and family heir Patrick-Louis Vuitton who all designed leather trunks and bags in line with the label’s aesthetics.