• Celebrating Monogram: The Cocktail

    The prestigious Celebrating Monogram dinner, held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

    New York, November 7th, 2014—Michael Burke, Chairman & CEO, and Delphine Arnault, Vice-President of Louis Vuitton, hosted a special dinner to celebrate the iconic Monogram in the presence of Bernard Arnault, President of the LVMH Group and of the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

    Guests included designers and iconoclasts - Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Marc Newson and Cindy Sherman - who reinterpreted the timeless icon, creating a bag or piece of luggage with the renowned canvas.

    The Celebrating Monogram event also included special guests:  Nicole Kidman, Catherine Deneuve, Jennifer Connelly, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sofia Coppola, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Anna Wintour, Miranda Kerr, Chloë Sevigny, Haley Bennet, Mia Goth, Karlie Kloss, Liya Kebede and Doona Bae.

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  • Celebrating Monogram: The Portraits

    At the Celebrating Monogram dinner, Iconoclasts and exclusive guests were invited to have their portrait taken by photographer Patrick Demarchelier and published live on Instagram.

    On Friday November 7th a Celebrating Monogram dinner was held at the New York Museum of Modern Art, in honor of the Iconoclasts Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo. The Iconoclasts talents and other exclusive guests were invited into a live portrait studio set up inside the walls of the museum for the occasion. The portraits were shot by iconic photographer Patrick Demarchelier throughout the cocktail and published directly on the Louis Vuitton Instagram account.

    See the  complete selection of portraits on Instagram.com/LouisVuitton.

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  • Live Instagram Portraits for Celebrating Monogram

    The Iconoclasts and guests of the Celebrating Monogram dinner will be invited into the portrait studio of photographer Patrick Demarchelier for a live Instagram shoot during the event.

    On November 7th a dinner will be held at the New York Museum of Modern Art, by Louis Vuitton Chairman and CEO Michael Burke and Louis Vuitton Executive Vice President Delphine Arnault in honor of Iconoclasts Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo.

    A dedicated Celebrating Monogram portrait studio has been built inside the walls of the museum to immortalize the participants of the night. The portraits will be taken throughout the event and published directly to the Louis Vuitton Instagram account instagram.com/LouisVuitton.

    Event New York Celebrating Monogram Patrick Demarchelier Portraits Instagram

    An extract from the Codes and Secrets article in LV THE BOOK, Louis Vuitton's new print magazine.

    Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton was an exploration of a vast land: the history of the House. “There are universal codes,” he explains, “which belong exclusively to the Maison Louis Vuitton. The objective was to reclaim them and to transpose them into a new territory.” For the designer, it was a way to pay homage to an inspirational story of savoir-faire. Prepare to follow the clues of fashion’s ultimate treasure hunt...

    *Épi leather

    An emblematic leather for Louis Vuitton, its graphic texture instantly appealed to Nicolas Ghesquière, who used it as one of the leitmotifs of his fashion show. Épi, a star of the 1980s, made its comeback in a more diagonal form on the “Petite Malle” bag in cherry red. It also cropped up on shoes and boots in both matte and glossy variants – the latter known as “Épi électrique” for its mesmerizing reflections when it moves and catches the light. Épi is also to be found on jewellery, like an imprint left by time, both ageless and timeless.

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    Louis Vuitton asks a new generation of image-makers to contribute to the visualisation of the project Celebrating Monogram.

    Rei Kawakubo's iconoclastic aesthetic and her love of black has changed the wider notion of beauty in fashion since she first founded her label over forty years ago. She is renowned for breaking traditions and pushing the limits of creativity and that is exactly what she tried to do with her design for the Celebrating Monogram commission.

    Photographer Jennifer Livingston is best known for her voyeuristic and fashionable 'caught' moments. In her series of images of Rei Kawakubo's design, she uses light and shadow to emphasise the new form of the bag that has been created and the way that the traditions of design have been intentionally broken.

    Discover more about the Celebrating Monogram project HERE.

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