• FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON: EGON SCHIELE AND JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

    The Fondation Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce that its fall exhibits will be devoted to two exceptional 20th century artists: Egon Schiele and Jean Michel Basquiat.

    In Fall, the Fondation will host two major exhibitions: one is dedicated to Jean-Michel Basquiat, the other one to Egon Schiele.

    EGON SCHIELE
    Egon Schiele’s work is indissociable from the Viennese spirit of the early 20th century. In just a few years, his drawing emerged as one of the peaks of expressionism. At odds with the Academy, which he entered precociously, he founded the Neukunstgruppe in 1909 and, thanks to Gustav Klimt, discovered the work of Van Gogh, Munch and Toorop. The exhibition brings together some 100 works: drawings, gouaches, and paintings.

    JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
    The work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most significant painters of the 20th century, is spread over four levels of Frank Gehry’s building.

    The exhibition covers the painter’s whole career, from 1980 to 1988, focusing on 120 defining works. With the Heads from 1981-1982, gathered for the first time here, and the presentation of several collaborations between Basquiat and Warhol, the exhibition includes works previously unseen in Europe.

    Opening October 3rd, 2018.

    Tickets and more information about the exhibition here

    Tags: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Exhibition

  • LOUIS VUITTON CATWALK BOOK

    • LOUIS VUITTON CATWALK BOOK - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • LOUIS VUITTON CATWALK BOOK - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • LOUIS VUITTON CATWALK BOOK - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • LOUIS VUITTON CATWALK BOOK - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    The first comprehensive overview of Louis Vuitton’s cutting-edge fashion collections, from their debut in 1998 to today, presented through original catwalk photography.

    Founded as a leather goods house in 1854, Louis Vuitton launched its first fashion collection in 1998. Unprecedented global fame ensued, as did pioneering high-profile collaborations with artists such as Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Stephen Sprouse.

    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the unveiling of the house’s first women’s collection, Louis Vuitton Catwalk records the hugely influential collections designed by creative director Marc Jacobs (1998–2014) and Nicolas Ghesquière, who helms the brand today.

    Every women's Ready to Wear collection is represented, as well as Cruise collections since the arrival of Ghesquière onwards. Complete with an introduction by Jo Ellison, designer profiles and collection texts by Louise Rytter, this book offers a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the most iconic luxury brands in the world. With over 1,350 images, this treasure trove of inspiration will be the must have reference for all fashion professionals and Louis Vuitton fans.

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    Tags: Catwalk, Fashion show, Books, Photography

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK "CUBA"

    For Li Kunwu, as a Chinese artist, Cuba resonates strongly, the island’s history mirroring that of the Middle Kingdom.

    “I’ve been hearing about Cuba since I was little. In the 1950s, our two countries developed excellent relations. Deep down, I always knew I’d go there one day.”

    He marvels at the similarity of Cuban landscapes with the scenery in his native Yunnan and is captivated by these Cubans with their similar destiny. The passion he felt there followed him all the way to his studio, where he created over three hundred drawings, including inks, colors, lignes claires, portraits and landscapes. The diversity of styles reflects the intensity of his emotions and the profusion he encountered when he was in Cuba.

    Li Kunwu grew up during the Mao era, in a China swept by the Cultural Revolution. A born artist, Li drew constantly, using his pens and brushes to carve out a path for himself and recount his journey.

    Discover the Travel Book Collection

    Tags: Travel Books, Illustration

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK "ROME"

    Rome as portrayed by Miles Hyman is like a woman, an elusive woman of mystery, seen on a street corner, in the shadows of a terrace or on a balcony.

    Look away for an instant and she’s gone. Just like Rome. The city responds to his approach, offering up its beauty. It becomes “energetic and dynamic, charged with a fleeting beauty, joyous — the elements of the poetry in its everyday life”.

    The city’s inhabitants take precedence over its monuments. “Today,” Miles Hyman says, “I realize that the Rome Travel Book could have been called Travel Book of the Romans. I absolutely wanted to capture the daily life of the inhabitants of this enchanting city with honesty and admiration — I am tempted to say “tenderness”. Why did I want to stress the human element of the city? Because, for me, the key to the city is the striking contrast between its ephemeral life and the eternal.

    Miles Hyman is an illustrator of periodicals and adapts novels — most of them detective stories. He also writes graphic novels. His drawings give the impression that he could have been a writer, with a style somewhere in between that of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Joseph Conrad, or even a film director. It can be seen in the line, in the depth of the colors.

    Discover the Travel Book Collection

    Tags: Travel Books, Illustration

  • COSTA MESA SOUTH COAST PLAZA STORE OPENING

    On July 11th, 2018, Louis Vuitton reopens its newly expanded Flagship Store

    The new store is defined as a travel destination, located at 3333 Bristol Street, fully renovated and redesigned by Peter Marino and features the first in-store atelier in the United States. Balancing old and new, Marino utilizes techniques and materials that reference the French history and craftsmanship of Louis Vuitton, while carefully integrating ultra-modern designs into the California store such as the twisting high tech carbon fiber shelving throughout which references the horizontal speed of travel.

    Costa Mesa South Coast Plaza will offer a vast assortment of exclusive product available only at this location. Highlights include a metallic leopard print Petite Malle and Capucines mini, a crocodile version of the Christopher backpack, the Women’s Star Trail Monogram Ankle Boot with patches, the Men’s Trocadero Richelieu sneaker in a variety of Epi leathers and rabbit fur Wilderness blankets and pillows. From the ready-to-wear métier, exclusive versions of the Women’s skater dress and Men’s Split Hand LV print sweater and satin Warm Up shirt have been created just for Costa Mesa South Coast Plaza. To celebrate the opening, Louis Vuitton’s Diamond Blossom XL fine jewelry medallion will prelaunch at the store ahead of the worldwide launch.

    The House has taken over the floor above the store for the first ever in-store workshop and resident artisan studio in the United States, creating the ultimate savoir-faire experience. Guests will be able to watch Louis Vuitton’s top artisans handcraft and restore pieces on-site in this authentic atelier. Costa Mesa South Coast Plaza’s main floor will feature a full time hand-painter who will be personalizing hard-sided travel pieces with custom motifs. More than just a means of identification, personalization sets a truly individual seal on an item, and epitomizes exclusivity and savoir-faire.

    Store Information

    Louis Vuitton Costa Mesa South Coast Plaza

    3333 Bristol Street

    Suite 2400

    Costa Mesa, California 92626

    Tel. (714) 662-6907

    Monday to Friday: 10:00AM – 9:00PM

    Saturday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM

    Sunday: 11:00AM – 6:30PM

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    Tags: Fashion, Store Opening, Fall Winter 2018