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  • A tribute to Yves Carcelle

    A tribute to Yves Carcelle - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    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.”

  • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER

    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • A DOZEN GIRLS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUERGEN TELLER - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    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
  • NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE COLLECTION FOR HARRODS SHOE HEAVEN

    • NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE COLLECTION FOR HARRODS SHOE HEAVEN - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE COLLECTION FOR HARRODS SHOE HEAVEN - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE COLLECTION FOR HARRODS SHOE HEAVEN - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    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.

    Find out more.

    Shoes London Exclusive
  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK: VIETNAM

    Louis Vuitton publishes two new titles in its “Travel Book” collection illustrated by artists from around the world. In this edition, Italian comic book author Lorenzo Mattotti discovers Vietnam.

    A Parisian by adoption, Lorenzo Mattotti was born in Brescia, Italy, in 1954. He studied architecture in Venice then moved towards the graphic novel form, of which he is now one of the major exponents. In this travel book dedicated to Vietnam, Mattotti opens us towards a vibrant world of colour suffused with energy and vitality. A window into his impressions, his illustrations leave us contemplative.

    The Louis Vuitton “Travel Book” collection is an invitation to real and virtual voyages, offering a contemporary vision of travel. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting each place’s varied architecture and special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.

    For each new title, a numbered and signed limited edition is available in select Louis Vuitton stores.
    View the collection here.

    Vietnam Collaboration Illustration Books
  • “SERIES 1” FASHION FILMS – THIRD OPUS

    The “Series 1” Louis Vuitton campaign is like a mirrored projection of all images to come in an unprecedented, boundless form of expression with Jurgen Teller taking things further in this third opus

    Annie Leibovitz, Juergen Teller and Bruce Weber produced three photographic stories on the same day, at the same time, in very different venues. They are photographers, artists, undoubtedly commentators on modern times, each given this vast arena by Nicolas Ghesquière to interpret not only his fashion collection but also his idea of fashion...

    Who better to express a sharp vision on fashion than Jurgen Teller and his distinctive, raw and overexposed visual approach? Freja Beha was captured in the Scandinavian pavilion of Venice’s Giardini della Biennale, for this highly personal fashion film.

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