Louis Vuitton showed its Cruise collection for the first time and had the honour of presenting it in the prestigious Principality of Monaco.

    The strong and lasting ties between the House and the Principality are strengthened by a common vision, as HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco states, "Elegance, beauty and refinement are values shared by the Principality and this prestigious Maison."

    By presenting his first Cruise collection as Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton’s women’s collections in the French Riviera, Nicolas Ghesquière is also connecting with the past: the origins of the Louis Vuitton legend, on the Côte d’Azur, where the arts of travel, luxury and escape first joined hands.

    Blogger Pelayo Diaz documented the event with this series of photo from the front row.

    Cruise Fashion Show Ready to Wear Nicolas Ghesquière

    Live streaming of the first ever Louis Vuitton Cruise Fashion Show on Sunday 18th May at 1am (Hong Kong Time).

    Stay tuned to discover Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière’s second collection, live from Monaco's place du Palais.

    Watch the Women's Cruise Fashion Show on louisvuitton.com and follow Louis Vuitton's social media pages for additional insider content.

    Fashion Show Nicolas Ghesquière Ready to Wear Cruise Live
  • First Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection Show

    Louis Vuitton is to show its Cruise collection for the first time with the honour of presenting it in the prestigious Principality of Monaco.

    Under the patronage of and in the presence of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco, the second collection created by Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton will be shown on Sunday, 18 May at 1am (Hong Kong Time) and will be broadcast live, on louisvuitton.com, from the exceptional Palace Square on ‘The Rock’.

    "I am particularly pleased to welcome Louis Vuitton’s Cruise show to Monaco’s Palace Square, and to discover Nicolas Ghesquière’s collection," says HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco. Overlooking the principality, the Palace square is its true heart and soul, home to its famous changing of the Carabinieri guard. This will be the first time in its long history that the mythical square hosts a fashion show.

    Louis Vuitton has long held links with the Cote d’Azur and returns to its legendary roots in the Art of Travel, luxury and escapism with this first show of a Cruise collection.

    "The first Cruise collection by Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton showcases the historical relationship between our Maison and the Principality of Monaco. Louis Vuitton has indeed been tied to the destiny of this legendary rock for many years", says Michael Burke, Chairman & CEO of Louis Vuitton.

    Cruise Live Event Monaco Resort

    Discover the film from Louis Vuitton’s new advertising campaign where Michelle Williams models the new Lockit bag and reveals her true delicateness.

    The latest interpretation of the Lockit sees cashmere calfskin giving new elegant curves and rounded lines that are at once the height of sophistication and restraint.

    The Lockit handbag reveals superior quality materials, excellence of expertise, close attention paid to the slightest detail such as subtle dyed edges colouring the trim of the bag in tone-on-tone shades and delicate finishing stitching.

    Discover more on the new Lockit handbags Here.

    Ad Campaign Leather Goods Video Michelle Williams

    Along with the Capucines and Alma handbags, the Lockit is the third key bag to be featured in Louis Vuitton’s new advertising campaign brought out by Michelle Williams’ enchanting presence.

    As she graciously lays down in a trunk, Michelle Williams embodies the essence of the stylish, self-confident “Parisienne”. Her nonchalant poses reflect the understated elegance of the new Lockit handbag in soft Veau Cachemire leather.

    The soft Lockit line is a contemporary reinterpretation based on a Louis Vuitton’s archival design from the fifties. Available in store and online starting from May 2014, the bag will come in chic subtle shades like Galet, Magnolia, Framboise and Quetsche.

    Discover more on the new Lockit handbags Here.

    Ad Campaign Leather Goods Photography Michelle Williams