At the launch of the collection in Paris last year a series of columns, descending on the elegant angle of an escalator, traversing the horizontal of the catwalk and ascending again, formed the fundamental structure of the Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2013 presentation. Each look was a strict rectangle when considered from the perspective of an architect’s elevation, interrupted on the horizontal at three levels, with the sleeve heads offering the only deviation from the straight and narrow. This strict template was inspired in part by the conceptual artist Daniel Buren and his work Les Deux Plateaux, a series of 260 columns of three different heights arranged in a grid within the great courtyard of the Palais Royal in Paris.
Go behind the scenes of the shoot of the Louis Vuitton Women’s Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Campaign with Artistic Director Marc Jacobs. Shot by Steven Meisel, the the set of the campaign — a yellow and white checkerboard recalling the historic Damier canvas — was designed by the French conceptual artist Daniel Buren, with whom Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Marc Jacobs so memorably collaborated on the show