• REMEMBERING KARL LAGERFELD

    • REMEMBERING KARL LAGERFELD - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • REMEMBERING KARL LAGERFELD - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    Louis Vuitton honors Karl Lagerfeld, a long-standing friend of the House.

    Louis Vuitton pays tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, who was much more than a singular and prolific fashion icon, but also a long-standing friend of the House.

    Lagerfeld’s iconoclastic approach to redefining fashion - particularly predicting and understanding the importance of ready-to-wear and knowing how to revitalize and reinvent brands - could be seen as the blueprint by which many fashion houses operate today.  As both a preeminent designer, fashion trouble-shooter and contemporary Renaissance man, Lagerfeld’s contributions to the fashion and luxury world are innumerable.

    Lagerfeld’s close relationship with Louis Vuitton brought about several collaborations, including a custom one-of-a-kind trunk to hold his collection of 20 iPods and sound equipment.

    For Louis Vuitton’s 2014 project “THE ICON AND THE ICONOCLAST: Celebrating Monogram”, Lagerfeld was one of six creatives chosen to show the distinctly personal side of the Monogram; re-presenting something we think we all know in an extraordinary, individual, and idiosyncratic way. Given carte blanche to dictate and make whatever he saw fit in the iconic canvas, Lagerfeld designed a collection of boxing gear: a large trunk for variously sized punching bags, boxing gloves, carrying case, and even an instructive mat. Of his contribution, he said “It is fun! In fact, I had several ideas and Louis Vuitton wanted to do them all – why not? … It was really very childish, simple thinking!”

    On news of Lagerfeld’s passing, Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke shared: “Karl adopted me when I was in need of a friend in Rome! We became partners in crime and wrote history on the Great Wall of China. Aim high, shoot for the stars. You will always be our guiding light.”

    Tags: Karl Lagerfeld, Homage, Tribute

  • THE COURTAULD COLLECTION AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON

    • THE COURTAULD COLLECTION AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    From February 20th to June 17th 2019, the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris presents the collection of Samuel Courtauld, the English industrialist and patron of the arts.

    “The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism” brings together some 110 works, including 60 paintings and graphic pieces, which are mainly conserved in the Courtauld Gallery or in different international public and private collections. It will enable the French public to discover some of the greatest French paintings from the end of the 19th century and from the very beginning of the 20th century in Paris, sixty years after their first presentation in 1955 at the Musée de l’Orangerie. These works include Un Bar aux Folies Bergère (1882) by Manet, La Jeune Femme se poudrant by Seurat (1889-90), Les Joueurs de cartes by Cézanne (1892-96), Autoportrait à l’oreille bandée by Van Gogh (1889), Nevermore by Gauguin (1897), as well as a set of ten watercolours by  J.M.W. Turner which belonged to Samuel Courtauld’s brother, Sir Stephen Courtauld.

    The exhibition of the Courtauld Collection embodies the Fondation’s aim to showcase the role of emblematic collectors from the history of art, following on from previous exhibitions such as  “Keys to a passion” (2014-2015), "Being Modern : Moma in Paris" (2017-2018), "Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection" (2016-2017) which brought together great works of Modernism, collected by prestigious institutions and visionary collectors.

    BOOK YOUR VISIT

    Tags: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Exhibition, Impressionism

  • SWEET STICKERS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

    Add a charming touch to your Valentine's Day messages with Louis Vuitton stickers.

    Louis Vuitton honors the tradition of sending love notes on Valentine's Day with a selection of themed animated stickers: the Maison's mascot Vivienne and iconic Monogram logo are enlivened by tones of pink and playful hearts.

    The Valentine's Day stickers can be shared several ways: download the Louis Vuitton app to find the stickers in the iMessage Apps bar (iOS) or the Gboard (Android), or use them on Instagram and other apps via Giphy by searching for @LouisVuitton (iOS and Android).

    DOWNLOAD THE VALENTINE'S DAY STICKERS

    Tags: Valentine's day, Stickers

  • THE 2019 BAFTA AWARDS

    • THE 2019 BAFTA AWARDS - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • THE 2019 BAFTA AWARDS - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • THE 2019 BAFTA AWARDS - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    Laura Harrier and Rami Malek attended the 72nd British Academy Film Awards in Louis Vuitton.

    On Sunday, Feburary 10th, 2019 at the 72nd edition of the BAFTA awards in London, actress Laura Harrier wore a pleated Louis Vuitton gown from Nicolas Ghesquière's Pre-Fall 2019 Collection while Rami Malek wore a custom tuxedo and boots by Virgil Abloh as he was awarded Best Lead Actor for his role in "Bohemian Rapsody".

    Tags: Film, BAFTAS, Red carpet, Event

  • OUR JOURNEY, CONNECTED

    Introducing the new Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Campaign

    Are you an explorer? Louis Vuitton's signature spirit of travel embarks further than ever before with Tambour Horizon, the Maison's Connected Watch Collection. The new campaign is an ode to the call of the horizon, to the power of travel to create connections. Sophie Turner is joined by Justin Theroux, Urassaya Sperbund, Liu Haoran, and Liya Kebede as modern-day explorers who embody how a journey relates both to the outer world and to one’s inner self. 

    Expanded with new design elements, the new Tambour Horizon Collection builds on its predecessor’s success and offers a cutting-edge user experience and technical innovations. Connected to every step of your day-to-day life with new applications, interchangeable straps, and customizable faces, the new Tambour Horizon is far more than a useful accessory and invites you to enjoy an exclusively Louis Vuitton smartwatch experience.

    DISCOVER THE NEW TAMBOUR HORIZON

    Tags: Watches, Travel