PAPER CHASE: In a crafty mood, Louis Vuitton commissioned a wardrobe of immaculate paper versions of its spring-summer 2012 men’s collection, conceived by British artist and still-life photographer, Lacey. They were unveiled on October 20th in Paris at a showroom presentation.
Ranging from a mustard trench and safari shirt to a classic suit-and-tie combo, the creations were used as witty merchandising props for Vuitton accessories. Sunglasses, key chains, silk scarves and wallets came tucked into pockets, say, or hung from raised paper collars. The creations may later be used in the brand’s stores.