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Louis Vuitton To Sell $54,500 Crocodile Purse

louis vuitton crocodile lady bag

One of the first bags Ghesquiere designed for Louis Vuitton – the Crocodile Lady Bag PM — was just released at a starting price point of $54,500.

According to Purse Blog, the bag includes two finishes of crocodile and measures slightly over a foot wide at its largest point.


In contrary to most the French couturier’s collection, the Croc bag does not feature its signature LV monogram splashed all over.

There’s no word on how many of these bags will be made, but it’s likely to be an extremely limited piece.

Louis Vuitton at Dover Street Market

Louis Vuitton pops up at Dover Street Market

Louis Vuitton at Dover Street Market

French fashion house,  is opening a pop-up space within the Dover Street Market for fashion week in the British capital.

The pop-up store will feature items from the Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, which is the first designed by Nicolas Ghesquière for the brand.

In addition to apparel, shoppers will find jewelry, shoes, bags and sunglasses seen on the runways.


The boutique will run for two months until 14 October and Louis Vuitton will also stage a takeover of Dover Street Market’s corner window from 1-15 September, both coinciding with London Fashion Week and also DSM’s tenth anniversary celebrations taking place over the course of the month.


Spaces dedicated to the same collection will also be opened in the Dover Street Markets in New York and Tokyo.

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2014 Campaign

Louis Vuitton: one campaign, three photographers

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2014 Campaign

Titled ‘Series 1’, the first  advertising campaign to feature Nicolas Ghesquière’s ready-to-wear collection was shot by Annie Leibovitz and features French icon Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Louis Vuitton FW 2014 Campaign

The rest of the campaign, for Fall/Winter 2014-15, was photographed by two more of the biggest names in the business: Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Freja Beha

“It’s a way to bring together an artistic family which I feel close to,” explained Nicolas Ghesquière of the three photographers’ distinct styles.

LV Fall 2014 Jean Campbell

Best known as an actress and singer, Charlotte Gainsbourg appears in the full campaign alongside Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede, Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen, and emerging British star Jean Campbell.

Louis Vuitton FW 2014 Campaign by Bruce Weber

A video shot on the set of the campaign (soundtracked by Gainsbourg’s own song “Master’s Hands”) can be seen below:

Louis Vuitton FW 2014 Handbag Campaign

LV trophy case

Louis Vuitton Designs World Cup Trophy Case

LV trophy case

Louis Vuitton’s handiwork will be broadcast around the world when the World Cup trophy is taken out of its bespoke monogram case and presented to the winning captain following the final of the global football bonanza.

It will be the second time the Louis Vuitton case has been used, following on from the 2010 finals in South Africa. Commissioned that year by FIFA, the case was handmade in the brand’s Asnières, France workshops and was custom-designed to fit the 36cm high, solid gold and malachite trophy.

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As with all Louis Vuitton trunks, the case is covered in the classic monogram canvas, with a brass lock and reinforced brass corners.

Previous special commissions include a portable tea service for the Maharaja of Baroda as well as the case for the silver ewer of the America’s Cup, the world’s oldest sporting trophy, which dates back to 1851.

Louis Vuitton The Icon and The Iconoclasts

Celebrity designers rework the iconic LV monogram

Louis Vuitton The Icon and The Iconoclasts

Six of the world’s hottest creative talents have reimagined the French brand’s monogram in a new project titled ‘The Icon and The Iconoclasts’.

The Icon And The Iconoclasts is a special project instigated by  to celebrate the iconic Monogram, first created in 1896 by the eponymous founder’s son Georges Vuitton.

Footwear legend Christian Louboutin, artist Cindy Sherman, architect Frank Gehry, Chanel and Fendi creative director Karl Lagerfeld, designer Marc Newson and Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo were brought together by the brand for the project.

The sextet have been given carte blanche to create new bags and accessories using and reimagining the famous monogram print.

It was Delphine Arnault, Executive VP of Louis Vuitton, and the brand’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière who first dreamed up the idea:

“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, explaining her choice of the talents.

“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.”

The limited edition pieces will appear for sale in selected Louis Vuitton stores around the globe from mid-October this year, with a launch event set to take place in New York City on November 7.

Monaco Prince Palace panorama

Louis Vuitton to show resort collection in Monaco

Monaco Prince Palace

The luxury fashion house has just announced that it will show its first ever runway show for its cruise collection in Monaco next week.

Hosted by Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco at the Prince’s Palace on May 17, this will be the second runway show for new  creative director Nicolas Ghesqiuère, and the first time the brand has shown resort on the catwalk.

The Louis Vuitton cruise fashion show will broadcast live on May 17 at 19h on louisvuitton.com.

Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton Lockit bag

Michelle Williams returns in new Louis Vuitton campaign

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton 2014

Michelle Williams has returned for a new campaign with the French luxury brand, showing off Louis Vuitton’s latest bags and luggage.

In the new adverts, 33-year-old Williams shows off the Lockit, Capucines, and Alma bags, all representing “three different facets of femininity.”

Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton Lockit bag

The Lockit is a reinterpretation of a 1950s design, with Williams posing as a classic ‘Parisienne,’ in a series of nonchalant looks. The ladylike Capucines gets a more serious treatment, while the Alma’s colorful mix of Epi leathers are showcased with the actress goofing around on a pile of Vuitton trunks.

Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton Lockit bag Magnolia

Once again shot by Peter Lindbergh and styled by the legendary Carine Roitfeld, Louis Vuitton has certainly pulled out all the stops. Hair duties were taken care of by Sam McKnight and makeup by Stéphane Marais.

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton Spring 2014

The Spirit of Travel campaign Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton “Spirit of Travel” Ad Campaign

The Spirit of Travel campaign Louis Vuitton

Luxury giant Louis Vuitton revealed the first images of its Spring/Summer 2014 advertising campaign, set in South Africa.

The Spirit of Travel campaign Louis Vuitton

The new “Spirit of Travel” campaign was shot by fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh and celebrates the French house’s travel heritage.

The Spirit of Travel campaign Louis Vuitton

The ads star Karen Elson, Edie Campbell, a whole lot of Louis Vuitton bags, and a giraffe. A cheetah, lion cub, and a zebra also make appearances in the ads, which WWD reports were not manipulated.

The Spirit of Travel campaign Louis Vuitton

The campaign, styled by Carine Roitfeld, also spotlights Vuitton’s iconic monogram bagsSpeedy, Keepall and Neverfull – alongside 2 new styles.

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Louis Vuitton luggage for BMW i8

Louis Vuitton Create Custom Bags for BMW i8

Louis Vuitton has partnered up with BMW to debut a set of luggage pieces that match the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid.

Louis Vuitton luggage for BMW i8

The four-piece suitcase set is made entirely of lightweight, yet sturdy, carbon fiber, and is patterned to match the interior of the sports car perfectly.

bmw i8 interior louis vuitton luggage

Comprising two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag, each item has a carbon black finish, dyed, natural leather handles and comes complete with Louis Vuitton’s unmistakable checkered Damier pattern.

bmw i8 louis vuitton luggage trunk

Black and electric blue used in the microfibre lining take their cue from the trademark brand colours of the BMW i8 .

bmw i8 louis vuitton luggage

The Louis Vuitton luggage series will be available upon request in a selection of Louis Vuitton stores worldwide starting April 1, 2014.

Gisele Bundchen Louis Vuitton

The NN14 Bag by Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton has presented a new tribute to its former creative director Marc Jacobs with a new series of videos featuring some of his most famous muses, including Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola and Gisele Bündchen.

After unveiling images from this tribute campaign last December, Louis Vuitton has released a series of videos featuring movie stars and supermodels posing in a minimalist décor with various variations of the famous Noé bag, either in alligator leather, in smooth leather adorned with crystals, sequins, or feathers, or in the famous monogram pattern. All of the stars speak about what the bag means to them and where they would like to go with it.

For this very special campaign, Catherine Deneuve, Gisele Bündchen, Caroline de Maigret, Edie Campbell, Sofia Coppola and Fan Bingbing worked with makeup artist Pat McGrath and hair stylist Guido Palau.

The eight photo portraits, shot by Steven Meisel, can be seen in the February issues of leading women’s fashion magazines.

After several years at Louis Vuitton, Jacobs stepped down from his position as creative director last October to focus on his own brand. The designer passed the torch to Nicolas Ghesquière.

Matthias Schoenaerts LV

Matthias Schoenaerts for Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton has released the first images of its Spring-Summer 2014 campaign featuring Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts, known primarily for his roles in “Bullhead” and “Rust and Bone.”

Matthias Schoenaerts LV

The Belgian actor, though clearly a heartthrob, has the kind of rugged good looks that are not typically associated with high-end luxury brands. So it’s no surprise that Louis Vuitton set the internet abuzz with its announcement that Matthias Schoenaerts has become its latest brand ambassador.

For its Spring-Summer 2014 campaign, the brand asked its “gentleman traveler” to pose in the great outdoors of the American Southwest, specifically in Page, Arizona at the edge of the Glen Canyon Dam.

Matthias Schoenaerts

Shot by photographer Mikael Jansson, the images show the actor in a stunning desert landscape, equipped with the Sirius and Cabas East/West bags from the Spring-Summer 2014 collection designed by Kim Jones. The entire campaign will be seen in magazines worldwide from this February.

Gisele Bundchen Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs’ all-star final Louis Vuitton campaign

Louis Vuitton has celebrated outgoing creative director Marc Jacobs‘s legacy with a stunning new campaign. Featuring a series of the American designer’s muses, the photos were shot by Steven Meisel with makeup by Pat McGrath and hair by Guido Palau.

Gisele Bundchen Louis Vuitton

The chosen women include actresses Catherine Deneuve and Fan Bingbing, director Sofia Coppola, and models Gisele Bündchen, Caroline de Maigret and Edie Campbell.

Edie Campbell Louis Vuitton

Edie Campbell was the winner of the 2013 British Fashion Award for ‘model of the year’, and was handpicked by Marc Jacobs to open the designer’s final show at Louis Vuitton, in which she wore a stunning black headdress with her body plastered in Stephen Sprouse’s famed graffiti imagery.

Catherine Deneuve Louis Vuitton

For the new campaign, the models were all photographed against simple backgrounds, designed to show off new seasonal variations of the iconic Noé bag with a range of feathered, monogrammed, alligator, crystal and sequined finishes.

The eight single-page portraits, will appear in the February 2014 issues of magazines worldwide.

Bling Ring: 8 Bracelet Watches

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Piaget Gouverneur Tourbillon
Go all the way with Piaget’s Gouverneur Tourbillon. Loved for its unique design that harmonises two shapes – round case with an oval dial – it is a worthy addition to the brand’s Black Tie collection. The ultra-thin calibre 642P mechanical movement runs within the timepiece. Bearing the Piaget crest above the flying tourbillon at 12 o’clock, this watch features a pointer-type moon phase which only requires a one-day correction once every 122 years. Generously adorned with baguette cut diamonds, this piece is a definitely a show stopper and a conversation starter.


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Patek Philippe Ref. 5980/1AR Nautilus Chronograph
Arguably the epitome of elegant sport watches Patek Philippe’s Nautilus is a horological icon with a cult following. Now available in a trendy bicolour option (stainless steel and rose gold), it is bound to reel in more fans. The Nautilus Chronograph has a gorgeous black-blue dial with the signature Nautilus horizontal embossed pattern that houses an integrated tone-on-tone monocounter, indicating elapsed minutes and hours, at six o’clock. This unconventionally sleek arrangement for the counters runs on the automatic calibre CH 28-520C. Its 18K rose gold hands and indexes are layered with luminescent coating, and the timepiece is fitted with a stainless steel and 18K rose gold bicolour bracelet, as well as a Nautilus fold-over clasp.


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Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Chronograph
If technology and advanced craftsmanship existed during in medieval times, the knights of the round table would undoubtedly be donning the Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 chronograph. Not only would it provide accurate timings for battles, thanks to its chronograph function, but the rest of the signature elements of the Excalibur series – the elongated Roman numerals, fluted bezel, and the triple horns that attach the bezel – give off the stately aura of knightly regalia. The timepiece houses the new chronograph calibre RD681 with a micro-rotor and power reserve of 52-hours. Comprising 280 components, the movement comes embellished with Côtes de Genève motif and bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.


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Louis Vuitton Tambour eVolution
A distinctive rounded case body, eight-sided crown and side engraving of the 12 letters of Louis Vuitton are all signature elements of a Tambour timepiece. As LV introduces its new Tambour eVolution, we see the addition of some new rules to Tambour’s DNA. Like an eager neophyte, it asserts its presence with robust features and definitely more attitude. ‘Black MMC’, a durable metal matrix composite mainly utilised in the aerospace industry and Formula 1 arena, is used to create its bezel and the flat-edged insert with the monogram logo on its crown. Bid adieu (at least for now) to the eight-sided crown and side engraving as they are respectively replaced with an ergonomic screw-down crown with nine groves and a large ‘V’ at the case side. It comes in a 43mm steel case for the GMT three-hand model and 45mm pink gold case for the GMT Chronograph.


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Bulgari Octo Steel
If there is one watch that oozes Italian sprezzatura, the Bulgari Octo Steel is it. With a distinctive and unique case shape – a mash up of an octagon and a circle – this timepiece carries a mix of eastern and western symbols representing balance, perfection and harmony. Beauty runs deep within the timepiece as its movement boasts a host of refined finishing and decorations including chamfered and polished edges as well as Côtes de Genève pattern on the bridges, and perlage finishing on the main plate. While this macho timepiece is busy turning heads, the automatic calibre BVL 193 ensures that this watch does not stop working for at least 50 hours on a full wind.


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Longines Conquest Classic
Longines’s Conquest evokes the genteel world of race horses, jockeys and triumphs. Specially created as a tribute to chronographs produced in 1881 for race-goers and New York jockeys, this collection eloquently communicates class, elegance, and the spirit of horse racing with an uncommon refinement. Fitted with the Calibre L688, a self-winding movement specially produced by ETA for Longines, it hosts 12-hour, 30-minute and 60-seconds counters, and is backed by a 54-hour power reserve. This steel and rose gold model is accompanied with a matching bracelet, bringing out the essence of timeless beauty.


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Oris Aquis Depth Gauge
Every diver needs a diving buddy, and one could do worse than with the reliable Oris Aquis Depth Gauge which tells you exactly how deep you have gone underwater. Engineered by applying the Boyle Mariotte Law – which demonstrates how the volume of gas changes according to pressure – this is also the first diver watch that allows water to flow into the timepiece – how cool is that! Its sapphire crystal case top is 50 per cent thicker than average watches and it features a channel, milled into the side in anti-clockwise direction. As one descends into the depths with this timepiece, water will flow through this channel via the 12 o’clock inlet, causing the trapped air to indicate how far south the diver has gone based on the water pressure of that depth. Needless to say, this device could well save your life underwater, warning you not to get too carried away as you explore the deep blue.


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Raymond Weil Maestro Phase De Lune
The Raymond Weil Maestro Phase De Lune demonstrates an intriguing interplay of the old and the new. While its exudes classicism with slender appliquéd Roman indices and a discreet 39.5mm round steel case with matching polished bracelet, it throws us a curveball with a contemporary grey dial and a sophisticated automatic movement with a moon phase complication – a first for the Swiss marquee. The RW4500 movement deserves special mention as it is incredibly easy to use for a moon phase calibre. When it comes to setting the phase of the moon on this watch, there’s no need to fuss with pins or special tools. Instead, Raymond Weil has thoughtfully incorporated two pushers between each set of the lugs to make adjustments a cinch. Remarkably, the pushers are flushed with the polished case so they do not disrupt the clean lines of the timepiece.

Louis Vuitton Courchevel

Louis Vuitton Opens Pop-up Store in Courchevel

Louis Vuitton will open a pop-up store in the ultra-chic Courchevel ski resort this season, from this December 13 to April 6, 2014.

Louis Vuitton Courchevel

The temporary boutique at Courchevel Village 1850, with decor inspired by the region’s signature chalet style, will showcase items from the latest Louis Vuitton collections. Shoppers will find luggage and bags, ready-to-wear apparel, shoes, accessories, watches and jewelry from the prestigious brand.

LV Courchevel

The store will offer some of the very latest Louis Vuitton creations, including the Capucines bag available in pastel colors or in vison and the Lockit bracelet in white gold and diamonds.

Louis Vuitton for Design Miami

Louis Vuitton builds beach house in Miami

Louis Vuitton has constructed a beach house planned by French designer Charlotte Perriand, 80 years after the iconic architect first designed the property.

Louis Vuitton for Design Miami

“La Maison au bord de l’eau” is currently being displayed as part of Miami Art Week.

Designed in 1934 as a competition entry for the magazine “l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui,” (Architecture Today), the modernist house was intended as a prefabricated economical holiday home suitable for mass production, but the project received second prize and was never realized.

Designed to be assembled and dismantled as required, it has now been built according to the original plans, in partnership with Perriand’s daughter Pernette Perriand-Barsac.

Louis Vuitton Charlotte Perriand Beach House

Minor adaptations were necessary to translate the drawings into a physical structure. The prototype is furnished, as specified in the drawings, with items designed by Perriand herself during the 1930s.

This is not the first time Louis Vuitton has looked to Perriand for inspiration. The fashion house’s Spring-Summer 2014 “Icônes” collection was inspired by the designer’s talent and lifestyle.

Louis Vuitton  Beach House

“La Maison au bord de l’eau” will be on display until December 8 at The Raleigh, Miami Beach.

giant Louis Vuitton suitcase in Moscow

Louis Vuitton’s Red Square Trunk To Be Removed

 giant Louis Vuitton suitcase in Moscow

Louis Vuitton thought a two-story designer suitcase plonked in the middle of Red Square was a way to celebrate its more than century-old ties to Russia. Turns out not so much

The massive trunk measures 100 feet long and 30 feet high. It’s actually a pavilion set up, in front of Lenin’s Mausoleum to host an exhibition of the company’s luggage for the next six weeks.

But despite their apparently insatiable appetite for luxury brands, Muscovites saw the structure as a tacky. That message appears to have finally gotten the Kremlin’s ear.

Russian officials today reportedly announced they would have the massive structure removed, citing complaints from residents as well has building code violations.

A spokesman for the GUM shopping center, which takes up one side of Red Square and is home to LV and other ultra-high end shops, also said it would ask the company to remove the suitcase.

The trunk was not only considered an eyesore, but also an impediment to the upcoming New Year’s celebrations. Muscovites usually gather in the square for fireworks and drinking at midnight and were not happy about the prospects of sharing the space with a massive suitcase.

Louis Vuitton Trunk Red Square Moscow

Is this the biggest Louis Vuitton trunk in the world?

A giant Louis Vuitton trunk has been assembled in Moscow’s Red Square ahead of the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the famous fashion brand.

Louis Vuitton Trunk Red Square Moscow

The “Red Square trunk” is a gigantic replica of monogrammed luggage owned by Russian Prince Vladimir Orlov, who was part of the Imperial Family.

From December 2, 2013 to January 19, 2014, a special Louis Vuitton exhibition will be held in Moscow dedicated to legendary adventurers and travelers entitled ‘L’Ame du Voyage’ (or The Soul of Travel).

The visitors will discover the history of the House and the Louis Vuitton family as well as the history of new design through various artistic collaborations.

The exhibition will spotlight famous travellers that led them to meeting Louis Vuitton including: Karen Blixen, Pierre de Brazza Savorgnan, Sofia Coppola, Catherine Deneuve, Isadora Duncan, the Empress Eugenie, Greta Garbo, Zaha Hadid, Ernest Hemingway, Damien Hirst and more.

The trunk-bed, steamer trunk, tea case, toiletry kit, circus trunk, library trunk, and caviar box are just a few of the many incredible pieces featured at the show, along with their incredible stories.



David Bowie for Louis Vuitton

WATCH: David Bowie Stars in a Film for Louis Vuitton

Legendary singer David Bowie stars in a short film titled L’Invitation au Voyage, which is part of a new ad campaign for French fashion house Louis Vuitton.

Set in Venice, the film features the famous red and white striped balloon from the earlier ‘Voyage’ advert which starred Arizona Muse, some shots of the American model herself, ornate tribal face paint, a baroque masked ball, and a few snatched glimpses of the Thin White Duke.

The clip was directed by Romain Gavras, who also recently collaborated with another luxury company, shooting the black and white Dior Homme fragrance advert starring British actor Robert Pattinson.

David Bowie for Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Twitter

Nicolas Ghesquiere new creative director of Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Twitter

Former Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière has taken the top role at Louis Vuitton, one month after Marc Jacobs announced his departure.

“Louis Vuitton is thrilled to welcome Nicolas Ghesquière as artistic director of the women’s collections,” tweeted Louis Vuitton on the afternoon of November 4, by way of an announcement.

Ghesquière is currently in a protracted legal battle with his former employer, which he left last year (to be replaced by American Alexander Wang) after 15 years at the helm.

Jacobs left Vuitton last month in order to focus on his own Marc Jacobs brand alongside business partner Robert Duffy and LVMH (a major stakeholder).

Louis Vuitton City Guides 2013

15 years of the Louis Vuitton City Guides

Louis Vuitton City Guides 2013

This November, Louis Vuitton will launch the 15th edition of its city guides, each of which invites readers to explore one of the world’s top destinations through insider tips and recommendations.

The Louis Vuitton city guides have all of the world’s continents covered in this latest edition. The guidebooks are available for a total of 15 cities, including Paris, New York, San Francisco and Moscow.

Journalists and authors reveal their favorite hotels, restaurants, boutiques and cultural attractions in each city, presenting more famous landmarks alongside some of each city’s best kept secrets.

In keeping with the reputation of the Louis Vuitton brand, the listings in each guide are chosen by travelers with high standards and a taste for luxury.

The city guides are written in an open and subjective tone meant to immerse readers in the city’s history and atmosphere, and to urge both first-time visitors and inhabitants of the city to explore a new side of their home town. Each city guide also features tips from a local celebrity, such as South Korean actor Lee Byung-Hun for Seoul or Lourdes Lopez, director of the Miami City Ballet.

Louis Vuitton invited the French photographer’s collective Tendance Floue to illustrate the guides with photos that convey the mood and soul of each destination.

Each guide is available individually at €30 (around $40). For the avid world traveler, the brand also offers a limited edition lacquered wooden box containing all 15 city guides at the price of €450 ($600).

Louis Vuitton lacquered box city guides