• SAVOIR-FAIRE FOR THE CUSTOM "THE MILKMAID" TRUNK

    Learn about the special-order trunk created to protect Vermeer's "The Milkmaid" on its voyage from Amsterdam to Tokyo.

    In 1924, Louis Vuitton made a trunk for the French gallerist René Gimpel, enabling him to travel worldwide and present works of art to his clients. Since then, the Maison has been entrusted by clients around the world to transport their art and supplies, creating cases that protect and transport their belongings in the most optimal conditions. In continuing with this heritage, the Rijksmuseum entrusted Louis Vuitton to create a special-order trunk to transport the masterpiece The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer during its voyage from Amsterdam to Japan.

    The trunk, handcrafted in Louis Vuitton’s historic workshops in Asnières, France, has been meticulously produced to house the painting. Adorned in the iconic Monogram canvas and the signature brass corners and lock, the trunk features personalized hand-painted stripes along with a yellow-coloured interior evoking the main colors of the masterpiece.

    Tags: Savoir-Faire, Exhibition, Trunk

  • VERMEER'S "THE MILKMAID" TRAVELS IN LOUIS VUITTON

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    Louis Vuitton created a special-order trunk to transport "The Milkmaid" by Vermeer from Amsterdam to Tokyo.

    Since its founding, Louis Vuitton has been the master-packer for some of the most precious objects in the world. This year, true to its passion for creation and strong support of the arts, the Maison has teamed up with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to transport one of the museum's most important pieces: Johannes Vermeer’s "The Milkmaid". On the occasion of the exhibition “Making the Difference: Vermeer and Dutch Art” at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo, the world renowned masterpiece travelled in a bespoke Louis Vuitton trunk from its home in the Netherlands to Japan.

    The Milkmaid, sometimes called The Kitchen Maid, is an oil-on-canvas painting of a “milkmaid“ or maidservant pouring milk, entirely absorbed in her work. Except for the stream of milk, everything else is still. Vermeer took this simple everyday activity and made it the subject of an impressive painting – the woman stands like a statue in the brightly lit room. Johannes Vermeer’s paintings are considered among some of the most precious artworks in the world, and are kept in the world’s finest museums. Being entrusted with the masterpiece's safe transport across the world is an honor and testament of Louis Vuitton's heritage of quality craftmanship.

    Tags: Savoir-Faire, Exhibition, Trunk

  • THE LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE 2019 CAMPAIGN

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    Alicia Vikander photographed by Craig McDean for the Cruise 2019 Campaign

    Paradise found on the Corsican coast. Photographer Craig McDean captured Alicia Vikander wearing the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019 Collection on the Mediterranean island's striking coastline.  Two iconic Louis Vuitton bags, the Capucines and the Twist, as well as the Archlight sneakers make appearances in fresh finishes for the new season. Also featured is a handbag from the capsule collection with the iconic writer, illustrator, and fashion editor Grace Coddington. This collaboration reprised her imaginary menagerie to bring her charming animal sketches to a line of Louis Vuitton accessories.

    The Cruise 2019 Collection will be available in stores from November 2nd

    Tags: cruise 2019, Campaign, Nicolas Ghesquière, Fashion

  • THE LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE 2019 CAMPAIGN FILM

    Alicia Vikander for the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019 Campaign

    First presented at the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019 Collection by Nicolas Ghesquière was a tribute to the spirit of originality for which the family of art collectors is celebrated. Now, in the advertising campaign directed by Ujin Lin, the spirit is carried on by Swedish actress Alicia Vikander against the stunning backdrop of the coast of Corsica, France.

    The Cruise 2019 Collection will be available in stores from November 2nd

    Tags: cruise 2019, Ready to Wear, Nicolas Ghesquière, Campaign

  • LOUIS VUITTON TO UNVEIL NEW GEORGE STREET CONCEPT STORE IN SYDNEY

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    On October 9th, Louis Vuitton will relocate to 345 George Street in Sydney, just a short distance from its existing location which will be undergoing renovations.

    The ground floor entrance invites guests into the bright Women’s Leather Goods universe. In the center of the space, the heart, clients will discover the “Fashion Trunk” which highlights Louis Vuitton collections.

    Continuing the journey through the store, clients will enjoy the men’s universe. Designed as a men’s club, it features vintage furniture from1960s Europe which adds a special atmosphere to the space. Going up through the main staircase the women’s salon will feature ready to wear, shoes, leather goods and a private salon.

    The store will also offer a broad selection of products across all categories, such as leather goods, travel, ready-to-wear, accessories, and fragrances.

     

    LOUIS VUITTON GEORGE STREET
    Open from October 9th 2018
    Ground Floor, 345 George Street, Sydney
    Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
    Sunday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
    Locate the store

    Tags: Ready to Wear, Fragrance, Gifting, Leather goods, Accessories, Objets Nomades