• CELEBRATING MONOGRAM

    In 1854, Louis Vuitton founded his House. In 1896, his son, Georges Vuitton, created The Monogram in honor of his late father. An icon was born.

    As it has travelled through time, certain features and meanings have remained the same. Challenging the boundaries between craftsmanship, art, and design, Louis Vuitton has repeatedly embraced the notions of innovation, collaboration and being daring throughout The Monogram’s history.

    It is within this context that Louis Vuitton’s ‘The Icon and The Iconoclasts: Celebrating Monogram’ project appears this year. It is a collection of works that shows the distinctly personal side of the Monogram; representing something we think we all know in an extraordinary, individual, and idiosyncratic way. Six creative iconoclasts – the best in their individual fields – who blur the lines between fashion, art, architecture and product design, have been given carte blanche to dictate and make whatever they see fit in the patterned canvas.

    Here, Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo radically, personally and playfully create an unparalleled collection, briefly presented in this video.

    Discover ‘The Icon and The Iconoclasts: Celebrating Monogram’ here.

    Tags: Monogram, Collaboration, Georges Vuitton, Video

  • Frank Gehry's store windows for Louis Vuitton

    • Frank Gehry's store windows for Louis Vuitton - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • Frank Gehry's store windows for Louis Vuitton - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • Frank Gehry's store windows for Louis Vuitton - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • Frank Gehry's store windows for Louis Vuitton - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    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 gray and rosewood metal, they are reminiscent of the glass structure of the soon to open Fondation Louis Vuitton.

    Visitors and passersby 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.

    Get started now by downloading the App on the App Store or Google Play.

    Tags: Architecture, Louis Vuitton Pass app, Windows, Collaboration

  • A tribute to a visionary

    • A tribute to a visionary - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • A tribute to a visionary - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • A tribute to a visionary - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • A tribute to a visionary - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • A tribute to a visionary - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • A tribute to a visionary - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • A tribute to a visionary - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • A tribute to a visionary - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • A tribute to a visionary - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • A tribute to a visionary - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    Yves Carcelle, a pioneer leading Louis Vuitton’s elevation from trunk maker to world renowned luxury house from 1990 to 2012.

    Yves Carcelle, CEO of Louis Vuitton from 1990 to 2012, was a pioneer and visionary leading Louis Vuitton’s elevation from trunk maker to world renowned luxury house, overseeing the brand’s breadth of activity and development internationally. Beyond his natural abilities as a team leader and his outstanding results, he was above all else the perfect incarnation of 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, 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 him. With a spirit for sailing, he was a longtime supporter of the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup Challenger series.  A true traveller in every sense of the term.

    All who have had the chance to collaborate with him, and those currently working at Louis Vuitton today, would like to thank you.

    Merci Yves.





    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).

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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 August 31st, 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 jewelry 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.”

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  • LOUIS VUITTON WINDOWS AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

    • LOUIS VUITTON WINDOWS AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    On August 29th, Louis Vuitton debuted its first ever department store window takeover in the US.

    Spanning the entire 16 window façade of Saks' prestigious Fifth Avenue store, the exclusive design is a continuation of Nicolas Ghesquière's vision for the Fall 2014 runway show.

    The windows use a digital projection, a global first for the House. The digital projection features a Louis Vuitton model continuously walking in 12 full runway silhouettes, traveling in and out of each frame as she makes her way down the window façade from 50th Street to 49th Street. Each window showcases a unique, complete silhouette from the Fall 2014 runway show.

    The windows will remain on display for the month of September.

    For store hours & information, click here.

    Tags: Windows, Ready to Wear