CAT’S MEOW: Louis Vuitton will launch the collaboration between its women’s artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière and fashion editor Grace Coddington at an exclusive pop-up store in New York’s Meatpacking district opening on Friday.
The capsule collection, dubbed Catogram, was first unveiled at Ghesquière’s cruise show in May in the southern French hilltop village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
Sporting silk pajamas blending the LV monogram with her signature drawings of felines, Coddington told WWD at the time that the project was born out of her “Catwalk Cats” tome, originally published in 2006, though she updated the characters for the occasion.
“I know they all look the same, but actually, they’re kind of new. I tend to draw them all doing the same thing, because they’re all my cats, and then they’re his dogs as well,” she explained, referring to Ghesquière’s pets Léon and Achilles. “I hopes it makes you smile.”
The designer said he was drawn to Coddington’s quirky persona. “This cruise show is about eccentricity for me. It’s about how an individual can have his own proper style and can start a movement. I love this idea of someone eccentric that mixes things in her own way,” he said.
A bag from Louis Vuitton’s Catogram capsule collection.