Louis Vuitton will be seeing spots this summer, thanks to a collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The famously dotty 83-year-old is known for her lifelong obsession with polka dots (which paved the way for Pop Art) and for checking herself into a mental institution in the 1970s. (Kusama is also the subject of a career survey that has made its way from Paris to the Tate in London. The retrospective will stop at New York’s Whitney Museum from July 12 to September 30—sponsored by Louis Vuitton, of course.)
Launching July 10, the capsule features polka-dotted tops, dresses, skirts and accessories, plus a cheeky see-through spotted rain coat. Inspired by a trip Marc Jacobs made to the artist’s Tokyo studio in 2006, the collection calls to mind another collaboration between Vuitton and a Japanese mega-artist, Takashi Murakami. And judging from these leaked images, it's just what the summer calls for.