• 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 traveler 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).

  • 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 traveler, 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.”


    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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    A CELEBRATION OF MONOGRAM - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    The Icon And The Iconoclasts is a special project instigated by Louis Vuitton to celebrate the iconic Monogram.

    Six renowned and creative iconoclasts, Frank Gehry, Rei Kawakubo, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Marc Newson and Cindy Sherman, have each been given carte blanche to create a personally inspired bag and/or a piece of luggage, using the iconic Monogram while keeping with the brand’s spirit of innovation, collaboration and daring.

    Spanning, blurring and redefining the disciplines of art, architecture and design, this diverse and extraordinary group has created a unique collection.

    The project itself was initiated by Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton and Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections.

    “When we talked with Nicolas Ghesquière about the extraordinary talents we would like to approach we simply went to those who are among the best in their fields,” says Delphine Arnault. “We were interested in people who work with their minds and their hands. I thought it was so interesting – and fun! – to have all of these different points of view on the Monogram. It is inspiring to see how they envision things, to see their perspectives. This is a group of geniuses.”

    “Monogram is timeless, yet with this project we wanted to celebrate it in a way that defied the conventions of ‘classic’ says Michael Burke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Louis Vuitton.

    These very exclusive and limited editions will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide from mid-October 2014. "The Icon and The Iconoclasts: The Celebration of Monogram" launch event will take place in New York City on November 7th, 2014.


    Monogram Collaboration

    Share the views of five cutting-edge visionaries in fields as broad as literature, economics and politics interviewed at the 2014 World Economic Forum.

    The World Economic Forum ‘s Annual meeting last January in Davos, Switzerland, gave Louis Vuitton the perfect setting to interview five business leaders of the international scene: Tom Reiss, Félix Marquardt, Atiq Rahimi, Gino Yu and Lourenço Bustani.

    In these films, these entrepreneur travellers, chosen for their shared views and values in terms of excellence and innovation, discuss the notions of elegance, travelling and moving frontiers.

    For Tom Reiss, elegance is “about remaining true to yourself first of all, (…) about keeping a connection to the past, keeping a connection to some kind of tradition. That’s very personal; it can be a very personal tradition (…) about finding meaning in what you wear just like there is meaning in what you do.”

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