• LOUIS VUITTON REINFORCES ITS COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

    - “Great design, sustainability and a great business do go hand in hand” - Michael Burke.

    As part of the 25th-anniversary celebration of LVMH’s commitment to the environment, Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke, referring to the Horizon luggage, showed that improving a product’s environmental performance will give House customers ever-greater pleasure in their product experience.

    Horizon luggage is the most eloquent testament to this fact. The ultra-light materials of its construction – the aluminium cane, 50%-finer canvas, composite body – make it lighter and sturdier than ever before and provide the traveller with remarkable comfort, in addition to reducing CO² impact by 20% during use.

    Beyond the highly technical patented parts, the use of local supplies, coupled with the entirely France-based assembly, limits transport requirements upstream and ensures both access to the savoir-faire required and respect for appropriate environmental practices (our workshops are ISO14001 certified).

    Lastly, Horizon’s design is what makes it so sturdy, promising the long-lasting use critical to reducing the environmental footprint: 70% of repairs to this luggage can be performed in a Louis Vuitton store within 48 hours, minimising transport and offering high-quality service: "Sustainability is actually the friend of designers."

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  • LOUIS VUITTON VENDÔME EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS

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    • LOUIS VUITTON VENDÔME EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • LOUIS VUITTON VENDÔME EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    The Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme presents the House’s full product offer and exclusive collections.

    On the ground floor, natural light from the extensive number of windows and doorways illuminates the leather goods, accessories, textiles, fragrances and, on the Place Vendôme side, a full range of jewellery and timepieces. Louis Vuitton men’s universe is upstairs on the mezzanine. On the first floor, there is women’s ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories, presented in a beautifully airy, high-ceilinged space with richly intricate Versailles parquet. On the second floor, travel-related items – from Louis Vuitton City Guides and travel books to luggage – share space with the Objets Nomades, a collection of designer travel and home related objects. 

    The Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme also presents two working ateliers, representative of the House’s ancestral savoir-faire. The Haute Joaillerie atelier, hidden away discreetly under the eaves, is where Louis Vuitton’s jewellers will transform exceptional precious stones into the House’s most exclusive high jewellery.

    The Maison’s opening was marked by the creation of three exceptional high jewellery sets, specially designed and produced by the Haute Joaillerie ateliers. Inspired by the most recent Louis Vuitton high jewellery collection, Conquêtes, the pieces highlight the House’s passion for remarkable craftsmanship, artistry, and the most beautiful gemstones, such as diamonds, red spinels and emeralds. 

    In the Atelier Rare & Exceptional, celebrities and the House’s most prestigious clients will have the chance to discover remarkable pieces from the latest collections. These can then be fitted and customised by the atelier’s in-house artisans, who will also be available to fashion exclusive red-carpet gowns.

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    Tags: Place Vendôme, Maison, High Jewellery

  • INSIDE MAISON LOUIS VUITTON VENDÔME

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    On the 4th of October 2017, Louis Vuitton opened the Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme, at 2 Place Vendôme, newly designed and re-instated by architect Peter Marino.

    The Maison is situated in two hôtel particuliers – classic Parisian townhouses – which, over the years have been home to courtiers, nobles, aristocracy, the occasional princess and the future emperor Napoléon III. Once known as Hôtel Baudet de Morlet and Hôtel Heuzé de Vologer, these hôtels were completed in 1714, but greatly altered over the years, including a particularly destructive “renovation” in the 1980s.

    Architect Peter Marino has now returned these two buildings to their former glory: floors have been returned to their 18th-century grandeur, ceilings to their original heights (nearly five metres on the first floor), and the façade, designed by the architect of the Palace of Versailles, Jules-Hardouin Mansart, has been sensitively restored.

    Throughout the Maison, Peter Marino has deftly blended the old and new, employing techniques and materials that reference French history and craftsmanship, while carefully integrating ultra-modern designs. Behind the original façade, the Maison has been designed to be opened and filled with light. The extensive use of glass, light-coloured stone, artisanal wall coverings, and beautiful parquet and stone flooring allows each floor to subtly assert its unique character, while remaining part of a coherent whole.

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    Tags: Place Vendôme, Maison, Peter Marino

  • MAISON LOUIS VUITTON VENDÔME

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    The Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme, set in this most storied of Parisian squares, marks the House’s return to where its story began over 160 years ago, when Louis Vuitton opened his first store.

    Travel goods, fashion and jewellery have been part of Place Vendôme and its neighbourhood for over 300 years, and it was in these streets that Louis Vuitton learned his craft and where he founded his first store in 1854. 

    This venue is very symbolic for Louis Vuitton as the Place Vendôme – just like the Château of Versailles – is one of the most beautiful examples of French artistry of the 17th-century. Under the impulse of Louis XIV and Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the Château of Versailles became the cradle of French luxury and a showcase for French craftsmanship and savoir-faire around the world. Both designed and built by architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Place Vendôme and Versailles share a heritage that today remains important to Louis Vuitton.

    These two beautiful examples of French artistry embody the type of elegance and dedication to craft that is today the realm of Louis Vuitton. As the worthy heir to this tradition, it was only natural for Louis Vuitton to establish workshops and showcases its creations at the heart of Place Vendôme, thus ensuring that the legacy continues for future generations.

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    Tags: Place Vendôme, Maison

  • LOUIS VUITTON FOR UNICEF

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    Louis Vuitton Renews its Promise to help Children with the Launch of Silver Lockit Color.

    In January 2016, Louis Vuitton made a promise to help children in urgent need through its support for UNICEF.
    Last year $2,5M has been raised to help bring children life-saving humanitarian support.

    On September 14th, 2017 Louis Vuitton launches a new version of its Silver Lockit with colour bracelets in an effort to continue raising awareness and funds for children affected by the Syrian conflict, one of the world’s most challenging humanitarian crisis.
    By purchasing Silver Lockit Color, clients will contribute critical funding to help UNICEF supported programmes for over 9 million children inside Syria and neighbouring countries.

    Join us now. Make a promise.
    Together, we can make a difference. 
    #MAKEAPROMISE   

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