In addition to his participation in the Icon and the iconoclasts project, Frank Gehry conceived ethereal sculptures for the Louis Vuitton store windows, inspired by stylish schooners of the past. Crafted from wood covered in pearlescent grey and rosewood metal, they are reminiscent of the glass structure of the soon to open Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Visitors and passers-by can enrich their experience by scanning the sticker image on store windows to access exclusive content on the project and details on products displayed, with the possibility to share these findings on social media.
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Just a few weeks before the awaited opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, interactive store windows around the world will feature Frank Gehry’s sculptures alongside the Fall 2014 collection.
In addition to his participation in the Icon and the iconoclasts project, Frank Gehry conceived ethereal sculptures for the Louis Vuitton store windows, inspired by stylish schooners of the past. Crafted from wood covered in pearlescent grey and rosewood metal, they are reminiscent of the glass structure of the soon to open Fondation Louis Vuitton.Architecture Louis Vuitton Pass app Windows Collaboration
Yves Carcelle, pioneer who led Louis Vuitton’s elevation from a trunk maker to the world renowned luxury house, from 1990 to 2012.
Yves Carcelle, CEO Louis Vuitton from 1990 to 2012, was a pioneer and a visionary leader which elevated Louis Vuitton from a trunk maker to a world renowned luxury house. He oversaw the brand’s extension of activities and its worldwide development. Beyond his natural abilities as a team leader and his outstanding results, above all, he perfectly represented the Maison Louis Vuitton.
With a unique sense of strategy and a strong comprehension of the brand, he was behind the house’s important milestones such as the recruitment of Marc Jacobs as Artistic Director, from 1997 to 2013, and collaborations with artists such as Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami.
His temperament was, in many regards, the one of a relentless adventurer; his passion and devotion could only be matched by his sense of detail and obsession for quality in everything he undertook. He embraced life and exuded warmth and enthusiasm with all those surrounding. With a spirit for sailing, he was long-time supporter of the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s cup Challenger series and a true traveller in every sense of the word.
All who have had the chance to collaborate with him, and those currently working at Louis Vuitton today, would like to thank him.
Photos : 1 – Yves Carcelle at the Fondation Louis Vuitton (© Louis Vuitton Malletier/ Victor Fraile). 2 – with Nelson Mandela (© Louis Vuitton Malletier/ Stéphane Muratet). 3 – with Takashi Murakami (© Louis Vuitton Malletier/ Stéphane Muratet). 4 – with Gong Li (© Louis Vuitton Malletier/ Mazen Saggar). 5 – with Marc Jacobs. 6 – with Yayoi Kusama (Joe Schildhorn/ BFAnyc.com). 7 – Yves Carcelle at the opening of the Ulaanbaatar store in Mongolia (© Louis Vuitton Malletier/ Mazen Saggar). 8 – Yves Carcelle with a Mongol child in his arms (© Louis Vuitton Malletier/ Mazen Saggar). 9 – Yves Carcelle on board of the All4One in Nice, France (© Louis Vuitton Malletier/ Franck Socha). 10 – with Mr. Adrian Hamilton at the Louis Vuitton Classic Boheme Run (© Louis Vuitton Malletier/ Mazen Saggar).
With profound sadness, Bernard Arnault and the LVMH Group announce the death of Yves Carcelle on 31 August 2014, following a long and courageous struggle with illness.
During more than 20 years as its chief executive, and with his remarkable vision, energy and sense of strategy, Yves Carcelle established Louis Vuitton as the world’s foremost brand in the luxury sector.
A graduate of France’s prestigious Ecole Polytechnique and INSEAD business school, Yves Carcelle was the artisan of Louis Vuitton’s development worldwide, especially in Asia and Japan. He oversaw Louis Vuitton’s entry into the world of fashion, through Marc Jacobs’ shows, and also into the jewellery and watchmaking sectors.
Yves Carcelle joined the LVMH Group and its Executive Committee in 1989, and following his departure from Louis Vuitton in 2012, he served as Chairman of the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
"It is with deep emotion and regret that I learned of Yves Carcelle’s passing. A tireless traveller, Yves was a pioneer who embodied the image and values of Louis Vuitton. Always curious, passionate and in motion, he was one of the most inspiring leaders of men and women whom I have ever had the privilege of knowing. My thoughts today are with Yves’ family, as well as with all his former staff at Louis Vuitton, who will long remember him as a manager and mentor who was accessible, human and sincere. Today, the LVMH Group has lost one of its closest and dearest friends and I join in the sorrow of each of us as we mourn Yves passing, but also importantly in our collective appreciation for his life, his work and his legacy," said Bernard Arnault.
Michael Burke, CEO Louis Vuitton, pays tribute to Yves Carcelle on behalf of Louis Vuitton collaborators “who had the chance to work beside a man who was a visionary, passionate, and inspirational having written one of the most brilliant chapters in the history of worldwide luxury.”
For Nicolas Ghesquiere first Fall 2014 womenswear collection, Louis Vuitton invited German photographer Juergen Teller for a distinctive interpretation of the collection.
Photographed from the House’s Parisian headquarters, with intimate views of the Seine and Eiffel tower, twelve models grace the Fall 2014 women’s collection in edgy attitude.
In this selection, glorious smooth, full-grain leather is contrasted with hybrid materials. Bold, bright colours are juxtaposed with muted halftones. Hand-crafted artisanal techniques are updated with high-tech twist.
Choose your favourite look here.Ready to Wear Photography
On August 1st, 2014, Louis Vuitton opened a standalone Shoe Salon within the Harrods Shoe Heaven, presenting a unique selection of Women shoes, leather goods, textiles and fashion accessories.
For the occasion, the house has launched an exclusive and limited editions collection of shoes and accessories from Fall 2014, the first collection designed by Nicolas Ghesquière.
Limited edition, the ‘Eternal’ and ‘New Day’ models have been reworked in an exclusive blue leather Crocodile skin juxtaposed against the classic Louis Vuitton Vernis leather.
Those two iconic models highlight the rare savoir-faire of the house. Their banana heel structure is a true shoe-making tour-de-force. The laces around the ankle of the boots recall the internal trunk straps and require one hour of stitching. The sandals are embellished with a “V” accessory.
Visit the Shoe Salon in Harrods to discover these exclusive designs.Shoes London Exclusive