Longchamp Art Collaborations
Under the general guidance of artistic director Sophie Delafontaine, Longchamp’s
famous Le Pliage bag—a featherweight tote that folds upon itself to the size of a pocketbook—has become the perfect canvas for innovation. In 2004, the award-winning designer Thomas Heatherwick, who went on to create the London Olympic cauldron, used long ribbons of zipper to invent a bag that could change in size.
That same year, the conceptual artist Tracey Emin conceived a limited edition,
three-piece collection that alluded to her well-known quilts, which can be found in leading museums. To celebrate Le Pliage’s 20th anniversary last year, Sarah Morris, who explores the politics of architecture and cultural symbols in her paintings,
transferred three original artworks onto Longchamp pieces.