Crocodile is one of the exceptional, so-called exotic leathers on which the artisans of Maison Louis Vuitton exercise their unique skills, taking luxury to new heights of refinement.

    There it is, on a pedestal, majestic and magnificent. Utterly incomparable. A crocodile bag is a noble object; it somehow has more pride, more presence, more power than any other. Maison Louis Vuitton delights in revealing this exceptional leather, developing cutting-edge techniques or seeking out age-old traditions in order to make it more exceptional yet. In the pantheon of exotic leathers, where python, stingray, lizard and ostrich all have a place, crocodile reigns supreme. At Louis Vuitton, working with crocodile is an adventure in itself, a thrilling exploration of new ways – through colors, treatments and innovations – to excite the imagination. It takes all the House’s legendary savoir-faire to create an object of unique beauty, as well as a lifetime companion, one that is not only sophisticated, but amazingly contemporary.
    This immaculate skin requires a high level of expertise to reveal its brilliance. The artisans deploy all their skill to obtain an absolute white, as on this Capucines White bag.

    Discover the exotic handbags collection

    Exotic Handbags History Heritage Savoir-Faire

    On the occasion of Paris Photo (November 8 to 11), Louis Vuitton invites you to discover its publications and pop-up bookstore located on the left-hand side of the Grand Palais stairway of honour.

    With its City Guide and Fashion Eye Series, Louis Vuitton explores photographic creation while celebrating the Art of Travel.

    Both mirroring trends and setting the standard, with great attention to cosmopolitan transformation, the Louis Vuitton City Guide has explored the most magnetic metropoles for nearly twenty years. Today thirty cities have been revealed through unexpected perspectives on fashion, design, well-being, contemporary art, gastronomy and culture.  Original photographs illustrate the Louis Vuitton City Guide, a vision entrusted to the photography collective Tendance Floue, who reinforce the singular point of view represented in these tomes. Patrick Tourneboeuf is the author of the photographs featured in the 2019 Paris City Guide, as French photographer Françoise Huguier shares her favourite addresses this year. During Paris Photo, the digital version of the Paris City Guide is available for free on the App Store.

    With Fashion Eye, its series of photography books, Louis Vuitton evokes a city, a region or a country, seen through the eyes of a fashion photographer. Title after title, a broad compendium of perspectives emerges, one that shifts with the destinations, including urban panoramas and natural landscapes, scenes of local life, and more contemplative work. Fashion Eye creates an unprecedented dialogue between emerging talents, seasoned photographers and fashion photography legends.

    On November 9th and 10th, several photographs of the Fashion Eye series will sign their books at the Paris Photo x Louis Vuitton pop-up bookstore.

    Friday, November 9

    15h : Kourtney Roy (Fashion Eye California)
    16h : Harley Weir (Fashion Eye Iran)
    17h : Kishin Shinoyama (Fashion Eye Silk Road

    Saturday, November 10

    14h : Vincent Van de Wijingaard (Fashion Eye Morocco)
    15h : Quentin de Briey (Fashion Eye Bali)
    16h : Paul Rousteau (Fashion Eye Geneva)
    17h : Oliviero Toscani (Fashion Eye Cretto Di Burri)

    Discover the travel books by Louis Vuitton

    City Guide App Books Travel Fashion Eye Paris Photo

    For the Men's Spring-Summer 2019 Precollection, take an extraterrestrial voyage in an astronaut-inspired wardrobe fit for the most adventurous of travelers.

    Outer space is an infinite source of inspiration. For the latest Men's Ready-to-Wear Precollection, now available in stores and online, the layered looks evoke the interdimensional universe of space travel. Through planetary graphics, celestial motifs, and technical detailing, the collection explores an intergalactic vision for the Spring-Summer 2019 season.

    With metallic and reflective materials and a space-toned palette, the Precollection brings an astronaut’s allure to earthbound travelers. Louis Vuitton rubber patches, fil coupés, and embroideries provide playful yet subtle nods to the theme.

    Discover this sartorial trip into the cosmos, now available in Louis Vuitton stores

    Men Ready-to-Wear Precollection Spring-Summer 2019

    A playful look at the latest Louis Vuitton collaboration with Grace Coddington

    Audacious irreverence animates timeless luxury. Grace Coddington's iconoclastic style meets Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière's fascination with eccentricity in this capsule of the Cruise 2019 Collection. A mutual adoration of animals was the starting point for this collaboration, adorning accessories, leather goods, and more with an interplay of cat and dog illustrations and the Maison's Monogram motif.

    Discover Louis Vuitton X Grace Coddington Collection here

    Pop-up Store Womenswear Nicolas Ghesquière Grace Coddington

    Louis Vuitton's newest capsule collaboration features Grace Coddington's playful animal illustrations on accessories, leather goods and more.

    A playful look at the latest Louis Vuitton collaboration with Grace Coddington

    The iconoclastic fashion editor and self-professed animal-lover Grace Coddington has designed a capsule collection with her friend and Nicolas Ghesquière. Her illustrations of her Persian cats, Pumpkin and Blanket, and Léon, the Louis Vuitton Artistic Director's dog, are playfully splashed across a varied selection of accessories, ready-to-wear, leather goods, and shoes. Classic Louis Vuitton pieces such as the Speedy and Neverfull Bags are given an imaginative twist while new clutch bags and other small leather goods take on smiling, cartoon forms.

    Discover Louis Vuitton X Grace Coddington Collection here

    Pop-up Store Womenswear Nicolas Ghesquière Grace Coddington