The Most Blue-Chip Dinner Plate in the World
We don’t mean something you dip in salsa. Supported by Louis Vuitton.
You can wear a Gucci dress inspired by Bronzino, a Schiaparelli hat created with Salvador Dalí, or a pair of earrings by sculptor Alexander Calder—but have you ever eaten off a Jeff Koons?
At a dinner last week cohosted by Koons and GARAGE Editorial Director Dasha Zhukova, celebrating the release of Koons's second collection of Louis Vuitton Masters bags and the launch of the website you're reading this very second, guests arrived at their seats to find a special-edition charger plate featuring one of six artworks used for the handbags: Claude Monet's "Water Lilies," J.M.W. Turner's "Ancient Rome," Édouard Manet's "Luncheon on the Grass," Paul Gauguin's "Delightful Land," Nicolas Poussin's "The Triumph of Pan," and François Boucher's "Reclining Girl." Spanning centuries and styles, the plates were inscribed with the LV and JK monograms that the bags and a message commemorating the evening on the back.
Perhaps you now dream of serving your French grandmother's coq au vin on a Manet—we wouldn't blame you. But considering the plates were created specially for the occasion and sent home with each of the guests, your best bet is scoring a home-cooked meal with one of the attendees. Or maybe in 80 years, one will show up in the Christie's auction of the property great actress or this very writer.
Priceless artworks: they're good enough to eat off of.