New York, November 7th, 2014—Michael Burke, Chairman & CEO, and Delphine Arnault, Vice-President of Louis Vuitton, hosted a special dinner to celebrate the iconic Monogram in the presence of Bernard Arnault, President of the LVMH Group and of the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Guests included designers and iconoclasts - Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Marc Newson and Cindy Sherman - who reinterpreted the timeless icon, creating a bag or piece of luggage with the renowned canvas.
The Celebrating Monogram event also included special guests: Nicole Kidman, Catherine Deneuve, Jennifer Connelly, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sofia Coppola, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Anna Wintour, Miranda Kerr, Chloë Sevigny, Haley Bennet, Mia Goth, Karlie Kloss, Liya Kebede and Doona Bae.
The prestigious Celebrating Monogram dinner, held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
New York, November 7th, 2014—Michael Burke, Chairman & CEO, and Delphine Arnault, Vice-President of Louis Vuitton, hosted a special dinner to celebrate the iconic Monogram in the presence of Bernard Arnault, President of the LVMH Group and of the Fondation Louis Vuitton.Event New York Celebrating Monogram Photography
At the Celebrating Monogram dinner, Iconoclasts and exclusive guests were invited to have their portrait taken by photographer Patrick Demarchelier and published live on Instagram.
On Friday November 7th a Celebrating Monogram dinner was held at the New York Museum of Modern Art, in honor of the Iconoclasts Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo. The Iconoclasts talents and other exclusive guests were invited into a live portrait studio set up inside the walls of the museum for the occasion. The portraits were shot by iconic photographer Patrick Demarchelier throughout the cocktail and published directly on the Louis Vuitton Instagram account.
See the complete selection of portraits on Instagram.com/LouisVuitton.Event New York Celebrating Monogram Patrick Demarchelier Portraits Instagram
The Iconoclasts and guests of the Celebrating Monogram dinner will be invited into the portrait studio of photographer Patrick Demarchelier for a live Instagram shoot during the event.
On November 7th a dinner will be held at the New York Museum of Modern Art, by Louis Vuitton Chairman and CEO Michael Burke and Louis Vuitton Executive Vice President Delphine Arnault in honor of Iconoclasts Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo.
A dedicated Celebrating Monogram portrait studio has been built inside the walls of the museum to immortalize the participants of the night. The portraits will be taken throughout the event and published directly to the Louis Vuitton Instagram account instagram.com/LouisVuitton.Event New York Celebrating Monogram Patrick Demarchelier Portraits Instagram
An extract from the Codes and Secrets article in LV THE BOOK, Louis Vuitton's new print magazine.
Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton was an exploration of a vast land: the history of the House. “There are universal codes,” he explains, “which belong exclusively to the Maison Louis Vuitton. The objective was to reclaim them and to transpose them into a new territory.” For the designer, it was a way to pay homage to an inspirational story of savoir-faire. Prepare to follow the clues of fashion’s ultimate treasure hunt...
An emblematic leather for Louis Vuitton, its graphic texture instantly appealed to Nicolas Ghesquière, who used it as one of the leitmotifs of his fashion show. Épi, a star of the 1980s, made its comeback in a more diagonal form on the “Petite Malle” bag in cherry red. It also cropped up on shoes and boots in both matte and glossy variants – the latter known as “Épi électrique” for its mesmerizing reflections when it moves and catches the light. Épi is also to be found on jewellery, like an imprint left by time, both ageless and timeless.LV Book
The Fondation Louis Vuitton opens its doors to the public as of today Monday, 27 October 2014.
The building, designed by architect Frank Gehry, will become a new location in Paris for contemporary French and international artistic creation. Resembling a cloud of glass, the building is set in the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris, in the northern part of the Bois de Boulogne.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton’s mission is to encourage and promote contemporary artistic creation both in France and internationally. The collections and programmes will continue the tradition of artistic and creative movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton will be principally associated with artistic creation in all its forms. At the heart of the spaces, the public will be invited to discover the permanent collection made up of works belonging to the Fondation or the Arnault collection, as well as temporary exhibitions – two a year – and musical events in the auditorium.
Its terraces offer unique panoramic views of Paris and the lush greenery of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, the inspiration for Frank Gehry’s architecture of glass and transparency.
Practical information here : www.fondationlouisvuitton.frThe Fondation Exhibition Patronage