• SAVOIR-FAIRE FOR THE CUSTOM "THE MILKMAID" TRUNK

    Learn about the special-order trunk created to protect Vermeer's "The Milkmaid" on its voyage from Amsterdam to Tokyo.

    In 1924, Louis Vuitton made a trunk for the French gallerist René Gimpel, enabling him to travel worldwide and present works of art to his clients. Since then, the Maison has been entrusted by clients around the world to transport their art and supplies, creating cases that protect and transport their belongings in the most optimal conditions. In continuing with this heritage, the Rijksmuseum entrusted Louis Vuitton to create a special-order trunk to transport the masterpiece The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer during its voyage from Amsterdam to Japan.

    The trunk, handcrafted in Louis Vuitton’s historic workshops in Asnières, France, has been meticulously produced to house the painting. Adorned in the iconic Monogram canvas and the signature brass corners and lock, the trunk features personalized hand-painted stripes along with a yellow-coloured interior evoking the main colors of the masterpiece.

    Tags Savoir-Faire, Exhibition, Trunk

  • VERMEER'S "THE MILKMAID" TRAVELS IN LOUIS VUITTON

    Louis Vuitton created a special-order trunk to transport "The Milkmaid" by Vermeer from Amsterdam to Tokyo.

    Since its founding, Louis Vuitton has been the master-packer for some of the most precious objects in the world. This year, true to its passion for creation and strong support of the arts, the Maison has teamed up with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to transport one of the museum's most important pieces: Johannes Vermeer’s "The Milkmaid". On the occasion of the exhibition “Making the Difference: Vermeer and Dutch Art” at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo, the world renowned masterpiece travelled in a bespoke Louis Vuitton trunk from its home in the Netherlands to Japan.

    The Milkmaid, sometimes called The Kitchen Maid, is an oil-on-canvas painting of a “milkmaid“ or maidservant pouring milk, entirely absorbed in her work. Except for the stream of milk, everything else is still. Vermeer took this simple everyday activity and made it the subject of an impressive painting – the woman stands like a statue in the brightly lit room. Johannes Vermeer’s paintings are considered among some of the most precious artworks in the world, and are kept in the world’s finest museums. Being entrusted with the masterpiece's safe transport across the world is an honor and testament of Louis Vuitton's heritage of quality craftmanship.

    Tags Savoir-Faire, Exhibition, Trunk

  • THE LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE 2019 CAMPAIGN

    Alicia Vikander photographed by Craig McDean for the Cruise 2019 Campaign

    Paradise found on the Corsican coast. Photographer Craig McDean captured Alicia Vikander wearing the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019 Collection on the Mediterranean island's striking coastline.  Two iconic Louis Vuitton bags, the Capucines and the Twist, as well as the Archlight sneakers make appearances in fresh finishes for the new season. Also featured is a handbag from the capsule collection with the iconic writer, illustrator, and fashion editor Grace Coddington. This collaboration reprised her imaginary menagerie to bring her charming animal sketches to a line of Louis Vuitton accessories.

    The Cruise 2019 Collection will be available in stores from November 2nd

    Tags cruise 2019, Campaign, Nicolas Ghesquière, Fashion

  • THE LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE 2019 CAMPAIGN FILM

    Alicia Vikander for the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019 Campaign

    First presented at the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019 Collection by Nicolas Ghesquière was a tribute to the spirit of originality for which the family of art collectors is celebrated. Now, in the advertising campaign directed by Ujin Lin, the spirit is carried on by Swedish actress Alicia Vikander against the stunning backdrop of the coast of Corsica, France.

    The Cruise 2019 Collection will be available in stores from November 2nd

    Tags cruise 2019, Ready to Wear, Nicolas Ghesquière, Campaign

  • LES PARFUMS LOUIS VUITTON AT GALERIES LAFAYETTE

    From October 3 to February 28, Louis Vuitton opens a pop-up store at the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann dedicated to Les Parfums Louis Vuitton.

    The House has been invited back again this year by the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann to present its Les Parfums Louis Vuitton collection in a special pop-up store.

    There, you will have the chance to discover the entire women’s fragrance collection, including Attrape-Rêves, the latest creation from Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. A festive fragrance that celebrates the sense of wonder.

    The store will also offer the House’s collection of men’s fragrances. Five scents that pay homage to adventurers seeking self-revelation.

    Lastly, the Ombre Nomade fragrance will plunge you into the depths of the darkest and most precious woods.

    So many invitations to explore the senses, to travel to new horizons.

    In this pop-up store, you can customize your perfume bottle or travel case with your engraved initials in a gilded or tone-on-tone finish, leaving a personal and indelible imprint.

    Louis Vuitton Paris Galeries Lafayette
    First floor, corbel arch E4
    40, boulevard Haussmann
    75 009 Paris

    Store hours here.

    Discover the women's collection
    Explore men's fragrances universe

    Tags Louis Vuitton Fragrances, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Small Leather Goods, Personalization, Perfume Bottle Engraving, Hotstamping