Louis Vuitton's FW21 Iconography Graces This $5,200 USD Fornasetti Plate Set

Informed by Nicolas Ghesquière’s runway show in the Louvre that was filled with Greek, Etruscan, and Roman sculptures.

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Louis Vuitton started as a trunk maker, and throughout the years it has sold items that not just double-up as interior design pieces, but are in fact standalone homeware oddities, and now in honor of the Nicolas Ghesquière-designed Fall/Winter 2021 womenswear collection, Louis Vuitton has partnered with Fornasetti for a set of plates.

Fornasetti is known for its plates — among other homeware decorations such as candles, soft furnishings, and more — but what makes its work so unique is the surreal decorations that grace them, each harking back to the art of its founder, Piero Fornasetti. Often, the plates are decorated with the face of “Lina Cavalieri,” named after an Italian soprano from the early 1900s and based on an engraving of a face, but here Louis Vuitton has been given the rare liberty to switch this up.

Six gold-toned porcelain plates in a set feature a motif or design that emulates a theme within the FW21 womenswear show, but at the same time, the design is displayed in a quintessential Fornasetti manner. For example, a keyhole shows a glimpse of a grayscale depiction of a statue, while others repeat various busts over the front of the plate.

Across the collection, Louis Vuitton references Greek, Etruscan, and Roman sculptures as this also informed the runway show and collection, which subsequently found themselves decorating a Fornasetti co-made capsule.

As for the plates, you’ll find numbering and dual-branding on the rear alongside two holes to help you hang them on a wall in order, and if you want to keep them boxed, then they also come presented in a Safran box with five drawers.

Typically, Fornasetti plates retail for around $150 to $300 USD. Louis Vuitton’s offering, which comes as a limited set of six, will set you back $5,200 USD. The collector’s piece is also available to buy online now.

For more luxurious homeware, check out these Raf Simons x Kvadrat fabric-covered chairs.

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