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6 Dresses You Can Pass Off As Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just days away, and if you’re like us, you probably haven’t got the time, money or inclination to put too much effort into the holiday. But we’re betting you’ve got a thing or two in your closet already that — with a few minor tweaks — you can turn into a readymade costume. We’ve got six awesome options for you this Halloween — no effort required.

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All Dotty: Louis Vuitton’s Yayoi Kusama Collaboration

We’ve long been obsessed with the life and art of Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese artist who has obsessively made polka dot art for the last forty years. It seems Louis Vuitton shares our interest — and has released images of its collection inspired by Kusama.

Sadly, the collection is only available in a few choice spots — it pops up in Louis Vuitton’s NYC store starting tomorrow, and can also be found at Printemps flagship in Paris and Selfridges in London.

A second collection of Kusama-inspired pieces, based on her “nerves” work, will be out this fall.

Our favorite look might be the clear polka-dotted raincoats. What about you? [Fashion Indie]

The Polka-Dotted World Of Yayoi Kusama

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Artists with obsessional focus in their work have always fascinated me, but none more than Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, whose work literally drove her insane. “Obsessions, phallus obsessions, obsessions of fear are the main themes of my art. Accumulation is how stars and earth don’t exist alone,” she explains. For the last forty years, she’s live in a mental institution in Japan, where she continues to produce extraordinary works. This is an excerpt from project by filmmaker Heather Lenz, titled “Kusama Princess of Polka Dots.” Though the film remains unfinished, this 7-minute cut is a part of an exhibition on Kusama at London’s Tate Museum currently on display. 

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