Not only has Marc Jacobs paid tribute to artist Stephen Sprouse, so has Patricia Field. The stylist has come out with a line of graffiti-print items, including this Field Salutes Sprouse Club Skirt ($86). It's definitely not for the timid, but even if you're not shy, would you wear this?
eLuxury currently houses the LV Stephen Sprouse line but one piece in particular stood out: this Louis Vuitton Sprouse Collection Grafitti Monogram Sarong ($365). Well, it wasn't hard considering the neon green writing. It's not cheap, but considering it's a limited-edition piece and a tribute to an iconic '80s artist, it's a sound investment.
Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs threw a big bash as a tribute to artist Stephen Sprouse. You may recall that Marc designed an entire graffiti-inspired collection in honor of the man. Unfortunately, the deceased Sprouse couldn't be there to greet his guests, but his presence was certainly felt. Models Agyness Deyn, Chanel Iman, Arlenis Sosa, and Erin Wasson, as well as actresses Brooke Shields and Molly Sims, all convened at the LV store in SoHo, then moved the festivities to the Bowery Ballroom. Debbie Harry sang, neon lights glowed, and the fun went on and on . . .
>> Marc Jacobs may have had to cancel his legendary holiday party, but he made up for it last night by throwing not one, but three parties to celebrate the new Louis Vuitton-Stephen Sprouse redux collection. Marc — in his recent skirt and military boot uniform, plus a pair of neon pink and black Sprouse tights — hosted guests like Donna Karan, Erin Wasson, Chanel Iman — sporting some new bangs — and Arlenis Sosa Pena in the Louis Vuitton SoHo store for cocktails, then directed everyone down to Deitch Projects, which is currently hosting a Sprouse exhibit. To round out the night, an after-party at The Bowery Ballroom, featuring a performance by Sprouse muse Debbie Harry.
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Peter Som and Creative Design Studios have split, forcing Som to pull out from New York Fashion Week. There's no denying that Som has had a tough year.
On a lighter note...
Fred Flare is desperately trying to cheer everyone up. For Valentine's Day mail in a homemade Valentine and Fred Flare will sell it for $4 and give the money to charity.
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Is the recession effecting quality-control at Target? No, that's just Brooklyn.
Steven Sprouse, fashion designer, artist, and pioneer of 'downtown' culture is being celebrated by more than just the likes of Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton. Le Book is also honoring the late designer with a New York 2009 issue spanning his life's work. Le Book, which publishes issues once a year, dedicates itself to the creative history of Paris, London, New York and beyond. This year, in the New York 2008 edition, Narciso Rodriguez was celebrated while the London edition celebrated Vivienne Westwood and the Paris edition, Vogue magazine. Le Book has been in print for over 25 years. To pick up a copy of the Steven Sprouse New York 2009 edition, which spans seven hundred pages and costs $250, click here.