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Featured on Louis Vuitton's first trunks, this crisscrossing pattern padded the insides of pieces. It’s high time “malletage” was unpacked from the box.

This galon trim set in crossing diagonals has, since the beginnings of the House, padded
trunk interiors. This simple ingenuity fixed documents in their place regardless
of the twists and turns of traveling.

Leather goods
An ultra-graphical element, it leaves its creative mark,
resurfacing on this season’s bags
as a reinvention of “malletage”.

This pattern is also the perfect finish to clothing.
Embroidery, topstitching, trompe-l’oeil, the “malletage”
plays nice with all these effects.

Inside and out, the “malletage” pattern shows off and graces shoes, jewelry
and jewels in a crisscrossing of embellishment.

A long-standing code of Maison Louis Vuitton,
it inspires top architects and emblazons the shopfronts
of a few stores around the world,
the lights flashing through the openwork.