• LES JOURNEES PARTICULIERES 2018

    After the success of the past three editions, the Journées Particulières reopened the doors to Louis Vuitton's ateliers last week-end, on October 12th, 13th and 14th, 2018.

    The driving theme behind the Journées Particulières was to enable more visitors to discover the inner workings of our, often secular, continually innovative Houses which form part of our heritage. The 4th edition focused on experiences, interaction and encounters. Each venue offered a unique and original tour, designed by the host House.

    In addition to the Louis Vuitton Workshops in Asnières, France, and Fiesso d'Artico in Veneto, Italy, two new locations were opened to the public this year: Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grasse, South of France, and the Louis Vuitton Ducey Workshop, in Normandy, France.

    Photographs in order of appearance: Les Fontaines Parfumées (x3), Fiesso d'Artico (x2), Asnières (x2), and Ducey Workshop (x1).

    Find out more about the event here: https://www.lvmh.com/lesjourneesparticulieres/

    Tags Event, Journées Particulières, Workshop, Les Fontaines Parfumées, Asnières, Savoir-Faire

  • 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

  • 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

  • LOUIS VUITTON HAS BEEN AWARDED THE BUTTERFLY MARK

    Powered by Positive Luxury, Louis Vuitton was awarded the Butterfly Mark for excellence across areas of innovation, social and environmental practices, governance, and philanthropy.

    Since 1854 when Louis Vuitton was founded, the name has become synonymous with savoir-faire and visionary design. As it has travelled through time, the brand has continually embraced the notions of innovation, collaboration and daring, challenging the boundaries between craftsmanship, art and design.

    “Great design, sustainability and a great business do go hand in hand,” says our CEO Michael Burke, describing how sustainability is integral to our business.

    In 2018, Louis Vuitton was awarded the Butterfly Mark, powered by Positive Luxury, for excellence across areas of innovation, social and environmental practices, governance, and philanthropy. 

    Founded in 2011, Positive Luxury celebrates brands that act with a deep respect for our world and generations to come. They provide transparency through the interactive Butterfly Mark, showcasing luxury brands who are proactively taking the lead on sustainability, enabling people to buy better.

    To explore Louis Vuitton’s sustainability achievements, visit its exclusive page on Positive Luxury

    Tags Innovation