The gala opening of Takashi Murakami’s exhibition was predictably packed last night, with Marc Jacobs among the attendees. Kanye took a break from managing his new travel site to put on a show and keep the crowd on their feet. And, aside from the eminent-domain protests outside, things couldn’t have gone better.
Louis Vuitton was well-represented with an outdoor table of pointedly non-counterfeit goods, but they had more than a few representatives in the crowd as well.
This pic finds Murakami at his natty best—and doing his part for the bowtie revival—tucked behind an unusually vampiric Anna Wintour. On the left is Yves Carcelle, CEO of Louis Vuitton Malletier, and on the right is Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH and the 14th richest person in the world.
If Murakami looks out of place, don’t be surprised. The other three are still dressed for business.