The Centre Pompidou in Paris was recreated within the Cour Carrée of the Louvre for the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2019 Fashion Show.

    From within one iconic cultural institution, another rises for a finite moment in time. The concept of Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton Women’s Fall-Winter 2019 Fashion Show alludes to the idea of being a “museum within a museum”. Located in the Cour Carrée of the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the interior and exterior scenography references the architecture of the Centre Pompidou which sits only a kilometer away. Designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers and inaugurated in 1977, the multicultural venue rapidly became one of the most recognizable and popular modern monuments despite the considerable controversy surrounding it.

    Today, the building is considered an emblem of 20th-century architecture, boasting a series of technical characteristics that make it unique in the world. With the bold conviction that an institution is also a cultural machine, the Centre Pompidou both literally and figuratively inverts the traditional structures to bring the inside out and outside in. What would normally be hidden from the public has been instead brought out and made visible with a simple color code: green for circulating water, blue for air, yellow for electricity, and red for the humans. At the Centre Pompidou, as in fashion, everything’s a matter of flow.

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    Fashion Show Nicolas Ghesquière Fall-Winter

    Louis Vuitton's New Classic Capucines bag has been refreshed with new finishes for Spring-Summer 2019.

    The timelessly chic Capucines bag serves as the canvas for creative twists. New for Spring-Summer 2019 are several novel iterations: a smooth gradient effect, a beaded fleur-de-lys pattern, a bracelet-inspired chain with charms. With its understated form and exceptional craftsmanship, Capucines embodies Louis Vuitton's signature blend of both innovation and tradition. 

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    Capucines New Classics

    Inspired by a model from Louis Vuitton's archives, the new Dauphine bag has been redesigned for the modern era.

    Nicolas Ghesquière is known for his keen ability to explore and reinvent designs from Louis Vuitton's vast archives. The Women's Artistic Director's latest inspiration comes from the 1970's Dauphine bag, a compact model in classic Monogram canvas. With its new metallic LV closure, hexagonal chain strap, and adjustable leather strap that can be worn two ways, the new Dauphine bag makes the most of its heritage while adapting to modern lifestyles. Monogram lovers will appreciate the play on two versions of the iconic motif: the classic and the reverse. The new Dauphine bag revives a historical shape and elevates it to must-have status among Louis Vuitton's new leather goods icons.


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    • 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.”

    Karl Lagerfeld Homage Tribute

    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.


    Fondation Louis Vuitton Exhibition Impressionism