The 2009 Spring-Summer Collection became an homage to Stephen Sprouse, an artist, and creator of the first limited edition Speedy who died of lung cancer in 2004.
The release of this collection coincided with an exhibition about Stephen Sprouse at the Deitch Gallery and the release of his biography.
This rose motif was created by Stephen Sprouse and Marc Jacobs back in 2001, but it saw the light only in this Tribute collection.
“The thing that excited us the most is that somebody who disappeared years ago is going to be the center of life worldwide thanks to that for the next few months, we really want to celebrate a friend.” – said Yves Carcelle, Louis Vuitton CEO.
Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs updated the traditional Speedy look by splashing Sprouse's fluorescent rose pattern onto the canvas through 15 frames, perfectly re-creating the essence of Sprouse’s style of brush painting.
The recreated rose print made this collection a huge success. Though this bag is not rare and you can buy this bag pretty easily, it's neon colors and vivid print made it the most favorite bag for many Louis Vuitton fans.
This bag was only released in size 30.
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