• 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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  • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART

    • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    • “LA PETITE MALLE” CLOSE TO YOUR HEART - Louis Vuitton Fashion NEWS
    In his Fall 2014 fashion show, Nicolas Ghesquière paid tribute to the legendary Louis Vuitton trunk with a piece of fine jewelry, “La Petite Malle”, to wear as a distinctive pendant.

    With over 150 years of history, Louis Vuitton trunks are the secular emblems of the House, synonymous with travel, adventure, exploration, secrets, and treasures. For his very first women’s collection, Nicolas Ghesquière specifically designed miniature trunks to wear as a minaudière bag and as a refined 18 carat yellow gold pendant, as seen here.

    This precious talisman will now dress women’s necklines in the form of three different trunks to choose from: a cubic trunk in Epi gold, an open trunk with compartments, and a rectangular trunk in sandy gold.

    The exact design of the historical Louis Vuitton trunk is recreated with thorough craftsmanship: corner pieces, delicate padding, handles, saddles, “LV“ initials engraved, nails, Epi leather effect, and a gold bar in the back engraved with hallmark, gold weight and composition. Last but not least, a “lock hole” chain carries each pendant.

    Select your “Petite Malle” pendant here.

    Tags: Fine Jewellery, Trunks

  • 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.

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  • BUSINESS BAGS : A DISCREET STYLE

    Louis Vuitton seduces stylish city dwellers with new daring and masculine colors for their Porte-documents in smooth Epi and Taïga leathers.

    While Louis Vuitton offers a wide range of business bags in iconic Damier and Monogram canvases, there is also an understated collection made of Taïga and Epi leather, soberly embossed with an “LV” signature. The Porte-documents in these leathers are made to perfectly suit the refined businessman.

    In this film shot by Mikael Jansson, César winning actor, Matthias Schoenaerts, wanders the vast and peaceful landscape of Iceland, meditating on the meaning of adventure. He dons the Fall 2014 menswear collection and carries the timeless and functional Porte-documents Business in Burgundy Epi leather.

    These lines are available in new shades to discover here.

    Tags: Leather Goods, Video