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Louis Vuitton - Marc Jacobs + Yayoi Kusama: The Encounter | Video

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Yayoi Kusama refers to herself as an environmental artist because her work knows no boundaries. Moving from print art, to apparel and accessories, to entire rooms, and sculpture, Kusama's intricate patterns seem to spill onto anything able to contain her imagination. Coinciding with the unveiling of a retrospective of her work in New York scheduled for July, is an equally highly anticipated launch of Kusama's line with Louis Vuitton. Leading up to the event, Louis Vuitton has released a video of Marc Jacobs discussing just how big of an impact her line will have on the brand and their consumer's life, partly because of her overwhelming eye for style, but also because it will be a new way for Kusama's work to be introduced to a new audience. Jacobs has been a long-time admirer of Kusama dating back to 2006 when he first was introduced to the creativity of her work via a custom-made LV bag he saw when he visited her in Japan; perhaps this serves as a welcome omen for what we all have in store. The new line will preview at Louis Vuitton stores in July 2012 with a corresponding art installation designed by Kusama appearing in the shop windows.