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Medium: Gilt tooled leather with silk and mink
Date: Fall 2004
Credit: Gift of Louis Vuitton
These oxfords were the first to emerge on the runway for the Louis Vuitton Autumn Collection of 2004, which was marked by its opulent mélange of Victorian-influenced styles. Louis Vuitton has been a dominant force in fashion since 1998, when New York-based designer Marc Jacobs was hired to create the company's ready-to-wear collection. Once there, he reinvigorated the venerable accessory house and successfully melded Parisian luxury with downtown cool.
Object Number: 2005.53.1