Throwback Vuitton – Luxury brand Louis Vuitton has a long history of featuring celebrities in its campaigns, and one of its most memorable collaborations is its fall 2007 advertisements featuring actress Scarlett Johansson. The blonde bombshell evokes retro glamour in images photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Fast forward to today and Louis Vuitton’s most recent celebrity campaign stars Michelle Williams for its leather handbag range.
Portrait of Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière / Photo by Karim Sadli
Ghesquière at Vuitton – Following months of rumors and Marc Jacobs’ departure from Louis Vuitton in October, Nicolas Ghesquière has been confirmed as the new artistic director of the French luxury brand. The news was announced on Vuitton’s Facebook page. The French designer previously worked as the creative director of Balenciaga and departed in 2012. Ghesquière’s first collection for the brand will be shown in March 2014 during Paris Fashion Week.
Vuitton Voyage – Introducing part two of Louis Vuitton’s “L’Invitation Au Voyage” campaign starring Arizona Muse and rock royalty David Bowie. The images were photographed by David Sims and feature Arizona taking off from an air balloon outside The Louvre in Paris to Venice, Italy where she encounters Bowie. Check out a trailer of the tv spot below courtesy of Vogue UK, but look out for the full film on November 7th.
My Heart’s in the Highlands – The November issue of SnC Magazine highlights the fall-winter collection of Louis Vuitton in a rustic fashion feature. Photographed by Nikolay Biryukov and styled by Baryshnikov Mikael, model Lucie von Alten heads to the Scottish countryside wearing the luxe coats and lingerie-inspired dresses from the fashion label. Beauty artist Marina Keri makes sure Lucie’s hair and makeup looks perfectly glam in the outdoor shots.
LV and Marc – The last show of Louis Vuitton under Marc Jacobs was shown on Wednesday during the final day of Paris Fashion Week spring/summer 2014. After sixteen years as creative director of the brand, Marc’s vision for the luxury label has been ever changing. Check out our list of Marc’s top runway shows and campaigns for Louis Vuitton throughout the years!
Marc Says Goodbye to Louis Vuitton – Earlier today, the news was revealed that spring-summer 2014 would be Marc Jacobs’ last season at the helm of Louis Vuitton. After serving as creative director for sixteen years, the show was almost like a mourning, quite literally actually, with a color palette of mostly black. Jacobs revisited his past collections at Vuitton with the runway show’s setting featuring carousels (spring 2012), escalators (spring 2013) and a train station clock (fall 2012).
The outing was extravagant with pieces that looked like they belonged in a gothic showgirl’s closet. Black feathers, jet beads and embroidered rosettes all decorated the many jackets and column dresses presented. Embellished cropped jackets paired with blue jeans brought a call-back to Jacobs’ American roots. Now, with the final show under his belt, Jacobs looks to focus on his own namesake brand and the fashion world awaits for the news of his successor.
Star Power – With past campaigns boasting of stars such as Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie and Uma Thurman; Louis Vuitton enlists actress Michelle Williams for its latest advertisements focusing on the W and the Capucines handbags. Both of the leather styles are new, and are displayed by the blonde who wears a black look from the fall ready-to-wear line and a red pout. Peter Lindbergh shot the advertisements which will appear in magazines starting next month. (WWD)
Art Deco Chic – Inspired by the art deco movement of the 1930s, Louis Vuitton aspires for classic elegance with a modern edge for its fall-winter 2013 jewelry collection. The style book images feature Romanian model Andreea Diaconu who is known for appearing in fashion glossies like W Magazine and Vogue Paris. Standouts of the collection include a zig-zag motif necklace and monogram flowers.
The New Coverup – Louis Vuitton taps Liu Wen for a new lookbook showcasing its collaboration with three street artists for a capsule collection of scarves. Artists Eko Nugroh from Indonesia, Eine from the UK and the Franco-Tunisian artist El Seed all put their own unique spin on Vuitton’s classic square scarves for the fall-winter 2013 line. Colorful and eclectic, these pieces are sure to be a hot item to have.
Fall Mood – The thirties influence of Louis Vuitton’s autumn collection spills over to the fall 2013 campaign featuring an all star cast including Gisele Bundchen, Karen Elson, Carolyn Murphy and Isabeli Fontana. Photographed by Steven Meisel, the quartet poses on a moody set wearing fur jackets, silk dresses and matching short coifs which evoke a retro elegance as they lounge in a hotel room.