This is the story of Louis Vuitton: the transformation from luggage company to high-fashion label.
Little Book of Louis Vuitton is the pocket-sized and fully illustrated story of one of the world's most luxurious fashion houses.
Louis Vuitton's monogrammed bags have been seen on the arms of celebrities and royals alike for over 150 years. From the young Louis seeking his fortune in Paris through to two world wars, the Great Depression, the Jazz Age and the Swinging Sixties, there is no era in which this most opulent of brands hasn't thrived.
Detailing the global expansion of Louis Vuitton in the 1980s, the creation of the powerful fashion conglomerate LVMH, and the appointment in 1997 of Marc Jacobs, this is the story of a transformation from luggage company to high-fashion label. Louis Vuitton's continued evolution under the creative direction of Nicolas Ghesquiere and Virgil Abloh is also depicted through fabulous images and captivating text.
Karen Homer is an established fashion journalist who worked as a fashion columnist for The Times and has contributed to the Telegraph, Harpers & Queen, Elle, World of Interiors and Vogue. She is the author of the Little Book of Dior and Things a Woman Should Know About Style. She lives in London.
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Table Of Contents:
Introduction • Early Years • A Family Affair • World War II and Beyond • Global Expansion • Marc Jacobs • Heritage Reborn - Nicolas Ghesquiere and Virgil Abloh • Signature Pieces • Celebrity Clientele.
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