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Interviewer: Ok! So, um would you like to tell me a little bit about
your past formation with Takashi and
you know, what's going to happen at MOCA
and maybe a little bit about the new one.
Marc Jacobs: Ok, my collaboration with Takashi Murakami
began really at, I saw his work and I was so blown away.
I was so sort of moved by the power and the strength
and the sort of contemporary, I mean
this moment is kind of cartoon vision.
I approached him to work with me or
to engage him in something for Louis Vuitton.
He was very,
respectful of the idea of Louis Vuitton
and I was very respectful of him and his work.
so we started out with kind of a mutual admiration I think.
Me for what he does and he for what our company is.
And, so we approached the idea of icons of Takashi and
icons of Louis Vuitton being the monogram
and we worked on creating a brand new canvas
and many characters, iconic images for Vuitton
that had the spirit and the presence of Takashi
and the history of Vuitton.
And, I think we're both very strongly,
we're both very very happy with the results in this collaboration.
And I think what it would show the art world and the fashion world is that,
you know, how we together could create the landscape
of this actual world that we live in.
Maybe that's a very deep thing to say but,
fact it is what happened and I think that is proven
you know, by the overwhelming response to the products that we created
as well as to the reaction from the media,
to the consumers that had to have these things at any cost
no matter how long they had to wait.
So, it's a very successful collaboration on many different levels
and it continued long after the collaboration was done.
Takashi went on to do a show, inspired I think,
part by the work that we've done together.
then we continue to approach Takashi about future things
such as the charities which we have, the sculpture downstairs.
Now I'm very excited to know that we're creating a new pattern
perhaps even a new spirit for a group of bags
and other products that will also come from a proposal for
a new camouflage by Takashi.
Something that everybody always loves and always wears.
This will be again, combining the
icon of a camouflage which is forever, in the hands of Takashi
and mind of Takashi with a Vuitton execution
and the iconic monogram,
all brought together in this wonderful hybrid
so I'm very happy to have met Takashi and
continued to collaborate with Takashi Murakami.
Interviewer: Thank you.
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