On Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at the 91st Academy Awards in Los Angeles, several acclaimed attendees graced the red carpet wearing Louis Vuitton. Friend of the House and nominee Emma Stone wore a custom-made Louis Vuitton gown made entirely of embroidered beads, sequins, and crystals on silk. For Laura Harrier’s ceremony look, Louis Vuitton created an ethical and eco-responsible gown in partnership with Suzy Amis Cameron's Red Carpet Green Dress initiative. The Maison’s Paris atelier followed the initiative's strict ecological and social criteria and worked with verified supplies, used silk certified by the Global Organic Textile Standards, and featured sequins respecting the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. Laura Harrier also attended the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in a dress and heels from the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2019 Collection with a Monogram Toupie bag. Other guests in Louis Vuitton at the famed After Party included Sophie Turner and Chloë Grace Moretz, both in custom-made embroidered gowns.
Actresses Emma Stone, Laura Harrier, Sophie Turner and Chloë Grace Moretz wore Louis Vuitton to celebrate the 91st Academy Awards in Los Angeles.Oscars Red carpet Academy Awards
Louis Vuitton highlights a selection from the most recent of Nicolas Ghesquière's collections, now available in stores and online.
On the occasion of the arrival of the Women's Spring-Summer 2019 Collection in stores, a selection of key accessories highlight the Collections eclectic and exploratory feel. The new Dauphine belt bag is a standout piece that transforms the familiar model thanks to its novel functionality, while the Monogram Toupie bag delights with its unmistakable spinning-top shape. Other leather goods feature the season's distinctive brushstroke pattern in 80s-inspired hues, in playful contrast with their more timeless shapes.Nicolas Ghesquière Campaign
Louis Vuitton honors Karl Lagerfeld, a long-standing friend of the House.
Louis Vuitton pays tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, who was much more than a singular and prolific fashion icon, but also a long-standing friend of the House.
Lagerfeld’s iconoclastic approach to redefining fashion - particularly predicting and understanding the importance of ready-to-wear and knowing how to revitalize and reinvent brands - could be seen as the blueprint by which many fashion houses operate today. As both a preeminent designer, fashion trouble-shooter and contemporary Renaissance man, Lagerfeld’s contributions to the fashion and luxury world are innumerable.
Lagerfeld’s close relationship with Louis Vuitton brought about several collaborations, including a custom one-of-a-kind trunk to hold his collection of 20 iPods and sound equipment.
For Louis Vuitton’s 2014 project “THE ICON AND THE ICONOCLAST: Celebrating Monogram”, Lagerfeld was one of six creatives chosen to show the distinctly personal side of the Monogram; re-presenting something we think we all know in an extraordinary, individual, and idiosyncratic way. Given carte blanche to dictate and make whatever he saw fit in the iconic canvas, Lagerfeld designed a collection of boxing gear: a large trunk for variously sized punching bags, boxing gloves, carrying case, and even an instructive mat. Of his contribution, he said “It is fun! In fact, I had several ideas and Louis Vuitton wanted to do them all – why not? … It was really very childish, simple thinking!”
On news of Lagerfeld’s passing, Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke shared: “Karl adopted me when I was in need of a friend in Rome! We became partners in crime and wrote history on the Great Wall of China. Aim high, shoot for the stars. You will always be our guiding light.”Karl Lagerfeld Homage Tribute
Louis Vuitton has opened a new store in the One Monte-Carlo disctrict on 21 February 2019, near the iconic Hôtel de Paris.
The various parts of the store are connected with a large central staircase crafted from metal and wood that recalls the deck of a boat, a subtle reminder of the Principality’s ties with the sea.
Art and Design have always been synonymous with the history of Louis Vuitton, especially through the many collaborations with various artists. In line with this tradition, Louis Vuitton commissioned an exclusive work by Thai artist Somsak Hanumas representing the flag of Monaco, which is displayed in the private mezzanine apartment. Along with the rest of the store, this intimate space is furnished in vintage Art Deco style.
Some exceptional pieces are available to celebrate the store opening such as the Petite Boite Chapeau in beige Epi leather and the Cannes bag in Epi Bleuet leather, as well as other outstanding pieces in exotic leather such as the Capucines Mini in Baïkal Blue and the Petite Malle in Céladon Green.
As a nod to the Principality and the Maison’s signature idea of travel, Louis Vuitton chose the store’s mezzanine level to exhibit a historic trunk that belonged to Princess Charlotte of Monaco, the mother of Prince Rainier III. Just before her wedding in May 1920, Princess Charlotte of Monaco bought luggage items to make up a set of trunks that she planned to use on future journeys. The Princess selected a piece covered with the famous Monogram canvas to carefully store her toiletries and accessories from her elegant wardrobe. She requested that the luggage be decorated with red and white bands and diamond shapes, in reference to her family’s collection of weaponry.Travel Store Riviera
From February 20th to June 17th 2019, the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris presents the collection of Samuel Courtauld, the English industrialist and patron of the arts.
“The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism” brings together some 110 works, including 60 paintings and graphic pieces, which are mainly conserved in the Courtauld Gallery or in different international public and private collections. It will enable the French public to discover some of the greatest French paintings from the end of the 19th century and from the very beginning of the 20th century in Paris, sixty years after their first presentation in 1955 at the Musée de l’Orangerie. These works include Un Bar aux Folies Bergère (1882) by Manet, La Jeune Femme se poudrant by Seurat (1889-90), Les Joueurs de cartes by Cézanne (1892-96), Autoportrait à l’oreille bandée by Van Gogh (1889), Nevermore by Gauguin (1897), as well as a set of ten watercolours by J.M.W. Turner which belonged to Samuel Courtauld’s brother, Sir Stephen Courtauld.
The exhibition of the Courtauld Collection embodies the Fondation’s aim to showcase the role of emblematic collectors from the history of art, following on from previous exhibitions such as “Keys to a passion” (2014-2015), "Being Modern : Moma in Paris" (2017-2018), "Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection" (2016-2017) which brought together great works of Modernism, collected by prestigious institutions and visionary collectors.Fondation Louis Vuitton Exhibition Impressionism