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Louis Vuitton will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to mark its third Cruise collection presentation.
The Cruise collection will be held on Saturday 28th May in an exclusive setting: the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (MAC). A landmark building in Brazil, designed by celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
The iconic building, shaped like a flying saucer that looks like it has landed on the side of a hill overlooking Guanabara Bay, facing Rio, was built in 1991 and inaugurated in 1996. The white modernist structure is reflected in a pool surrounding its cylindrical base, “like a flower”, as the famed architect described it. The Louis Vuitton Cruise presentation marks the first time the museum has ever hosted a fashion show and also serves as an occasion to celebrate the museum’s 20th anniversary and its reopening to the public following a major renovation project.
"Following the Bob and Dolores Hope estate designed by John Lautner in Palm Springs, California, we continue the architectural journey that is so particular to the Maison Louis Vuitton" explains Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Women’s Collections at Louis Vuitton.
The Louis Vuitton Cruise show will be broadcast live on May 28th on www.louisvuitton.com. #LVCRUISE
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On the occasion of Milan’s Salone del Mobile, Louis Vuitton presents the Chaise Longue designed by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, the newest addition to the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades Collection.
The Chaise Longue is a real “relaxation oasis”, foldable and easily transportable.
The three independent modules that compose it, interlock like a puzzle and give life to three different seats: a chaise longue, an armchair or a pouffe. Each module is manufactured in high-tech carbon fibre to be both exceptionally light and strong, and is then upholstered in rich, soft leather on the outside and suede on the inside. The version first shown in Milano will be upholstered in preciously knitted cotton-linen textile on the outside and natural soft leather on the inside. The leather straps that hold the modules together, both when packed and unpacked, are reminiscent of Louis Vuitton’s iconic travel pieces and are made in undyed leather that will patina beautifully with age.
The Chaise Longue can be ordered through the service Made To Order in the preferred colour, which are classic calfskin, white or red. The Chaise Longue will be showcased and sold in Louis Vuitton Montenapoleone and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II stores from April 12th to 17th during the store hours 10:00 am to 08:30 pm.
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