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Handbag: "Monogram Cherry Blossom"

Spring/Summer 2003
Designed by Marc Jacobs (American, born in 1963), and Takashi Murakami (Japanese, born in 1962), For Louis Vuitton (French, founded 1854)

Object Place: Paris, France


Overall: 30.5 x 30.5 x 11.4 cm (12 x 12 x 4 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Coated fabric, cowhide leather, gold plated metal; cotton flannel cover

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Signature dark and light brown Louis Vuitton “LV” monogram bag incorporating Takashi Murakami’s cherry blossoms with smiling faces; trimmed with gold-plated studs and light brown leather bow at closure with gold-plated lock engraved with “LV”; with keys, leather hangtag engraved “Louis Vuitton Paris,” and brown flannel bag cover printed with “LV.”


Gift to the MFA, June 23, 2004

Credit Line

Gift of Takashi Murakami. Courtesy Louis Vuitton Malletier. © 2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd.