• CITY BAGS: A NATURAL HISTORY

    The most recent illustrated book from Louis Vuitton ‘City Bags: A Natural History’ is unique, clever and playful.

    Adopting a semi-scientific approach to its most emblematic and iconic bags, Louis Vuitton presents the first comprehensive taxonomy of its city bags. Taking the typical categorisation of industrial design objects from last century, this book chronicles the development and evolution of the city bag by appropriating and mimicking the scientific classification of animals and plants. Speedy, Papillon, Alma, Lockit, Noé, Bucket, Neverfull and Pochette, these bags have become today indispensable for the ideal wardrobe. Descended from the four early specimens, The Steamer Bag, The Vanity Case, The Keepall and The Alzer Suitcase, the ancestry of the city bags is delineated in splendour.

    Available in French, English and Italian, this precious edition, published by Rizzoli NY, is exclusively available in Louis Vuitton stores.

    Video Leather Goods Books
  • AND THE LOUIS VUITTON CUP WINNER IS...

    This 34th edition of the Louis Vuitton Cup held in the San Francisco bay finally reveals the winner and the challenger for the next America's Cup.

    Two finalists, Italian team Luna Rossa and Team Emirates New Zealand, battled out the last races, at times with glimpses of close racing. With Skipper Dean Barker and Team Emirates New Zealand in the lead and hardly any mechanical failures, they took 4-1 in the finals. According to Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena, their team had to count on being perfect for any chances of winning against the kiwis.

    Lo and behold Team Emirates New Zealand took the title and are now holders of the 34th Louis Vuitton Cup. They take on the challenge to race against Team Oracle USA on 7th September. Crowds gathered to view the prize awarded to the team and celebrations continued at a gala dinner at The Fairmont Hotel.

    Since 1983 the Louis Vuitton Cup has been the trophy awarded to the winner of the Challenger Selection Series for the America’s Cup.

    Sailing San Francisco
  • Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collector

    This unexpected and colourful photography series, provides a glimpse into Gaston-Louis Vuitton’s abundant personal collection.

    Representing the third generation of Vuittons, Gaston-Louis had many diverse interests which all were ultimately fundamental to the history of the House. Guided by his curiosity, his vision of travel and the desire to tackle subjects, his endeavors became, directly or indirectly, related to the future of the family business.

    An erudite and collector since his childhood, Gaston-Louis accumulated many trunks and old travel articles from antiques, and auction rooms, as well as books, typography publications and, more specifically, hotel stickers (usually stuck on customers’ trunks). He conveyed his sense of architecture and design in artistic collaborations with the cutting edge of his time, producing objects both functional and aesthetic, including small cases, flasks, toiletry kits.

    The selection of objects presented in this photo series tends to represent the rich diversity of his collection: most of these treasures were inspiration for the family business, others, like the “Despatch Box” suitcase or the crystal bottles set, were objects produced by the House in its will to always expand its field of activities and technical approaches.

    The suitcase, which was his personal attaché-case, perfectly embodies this excellence in craftsmanship combined with a unique functional aspect represented by the side slot, allowing its owner to insert letters and documents in a confidential and discreet way.

    Gaston Louis Vuitton Archives Photography
  • A look onto the waters of LV Cup

    Our three competitors gain momentum as we reach the Louis Vuitton Cup semi-finals.

    Three decades ago, the Louis Vuitton Cup became the qualifying race that determines and prepares the challenger for the America’s Cup. This historic partnership is an apt pairing between the House and a trophy sought-after since 1851, two legends bonded by a love of travel and sea.

    In this video we have a closer look onto the waters with a stronger idea of the speed taking place. Witness our teams’ physical prowess on each of the competing yachts along a backdrop of the subliminal San Francisco Bay and cityscape.

    The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup will take on holders team Oracle Racing for the America's Cup beginning on September 7.

    Sailing Louis Vuitton Cup San Francisco Video
  • A LOUIS VUITTON CUP WEEKEND

    The America’s Cup Park was opened last weekend by San Francisco Officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony led by the Mayor of San Francisco.

    Thousands of fans filled the Pavilion at the America’s Cup Park on a beautiful sunny 4th of July in San Francisco.  Fans were excited to welcome the teams and see a presentation from each country included an opera singer from Italy, a Swedish choir, the New Zealand Kapa Haka group, and a unique American performance by a Las Vegas group called ‘Recycled Percussion’.

    Celebrations continued the following days with a Competitors Parade and Louis Vuitton Cup party held at the Palace of Legion of Honor.

    At the Louis Vuitton Cup party, 24 musicians of "Magik Magik Orchestra" welcomed the guests, playing classical music live right in front of the Palace. Meanwhile, 3 beautiful acrobats flying the colors of each challenger's flag entertained the crowd, moving graciously in huge transparent bubbles.

    A fashion show by World Of Wearable Art (WOW) was the highlight of the evening, where each challenging country was represented by a piece of wearable art. The costumes in the show were especially created for the 30th anniversary of the Louis Vuitton Cup.

    Sailing San Francisco Video