Reconstruction with Louis Vuitton & Parsons


The School of Fashion at Parsons School of Design collaborated with Louis Vuitton, a worldwide leader in luxury, for a live competition on September 17, 2009 that united music and fashion in innovative ways. Working in real time in the Parsons storefront gallery on Fifth Avenue, 10 teams of two students remixed pieces from the Parsons archive and signature Louis Vuitton pieces designed by LV Artistic Director and Parsons alumnus Marc Jacobs to create conceptual looks based on historic silhouettes. The winning team of Min Sun Kim and Lydia (Yeo Chung) Kim created a dramatic evening gown that incorporated menswear elements such as blazer lapels, trench coats, and a hand-painted hemline, each won $2,500 and an invitation to visit the Louis Vuitton headquarters in Paris.