A Tribute to Remember

Just last evening, fashion and art elites gathered together at the Soho Louis Vuitton flagship store on Greene Street in celebration of the Louis Vuitton X Stephen Sprouse Tribute 2009 collection. The late artist and designer is best known for his avant-garde vision which combined uptown sophistication with downtown pop sensibilities for the first time in fashion history, thus defining him a true pioneer. In preparation for the celebratory evening, the chic boutique was masked with neon spray paint graffiti inside and out, and the window display featured a 6-foot neon light installation in Sprous’s Rose motif. Cocktails were served at the boutique while guests mingled and viewed the limited edition collection that includes three traditional Vuitton trunks with spray paint graffiti across the front and skateboard inside. A simultaneous party was held at the nearby Deitch Projects’ Wooster Street Gallery for the opening of the “Rock on Mars” Sprouse retrospective. To conclude the celebratory evening, Vuitton and Jacobs hosted a bash at the Bowery Ballroom featuring performances by Spouse’s friend Debbie Harry, followed by DJ Skye. Today aficionados of both Sprouse and Vuitton lined Greene Street in hopes of snagging some limited edition pieces.