While Marc Jacobs has been at the helm of Louis Vuitton since 1997, we can venture to say there's never been such a classic (and affordable!) piece as the new Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs Rizzoli coffee table book. Not only is it the chicest hard cover you could have in your living room, but the tome is chock full of glossy pics, editorial throwbacks, and a little bit of history about both of the men that shaped fashion beyond comprehension. And after 324 pages and 300 color illustrations, you'll know everything there is to know about this fashion house — and about the LVMJ masterminds that spearheaded it all. Plus, if you just can't get enough of the guys and their wares, you're in luck — the book launches just in time to accompany an exhibition at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Sure, a plane ticket may cost more than the $75 book, but it's on through September 6, so you've got time to DIY yourself some LVMJ outfits and save up for a trip to the Louis Vuitton motherland. In the meantime, we don't blame you for toting this heavy reader everywhere.
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