In this latest addition to the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye collection, the archives of cult American photographer Slim Aarons (1916 - 2006) reveal a joyous, sun-drenched French Riviera. Aarons, who boasted that he only photographed attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places, was naturally drawn to this idyllic corner of France. His images of iconic places, including Cannes, Saint Tropez and Monaco, offer an enticing glimpse into a Riviera of another time.
Nicknamed “Slim” because he was tall and lanky, American photographer George Allen Aarons is famous for his carefree images of celebrities, aristocrats, Hollywood stars and captains of industry. A pleasure‑seeker and a gentleman, at a certain point he decided he wanted to enjoy the good life - probably owing to the fact that, as a young photographer, he had enlisted in the US Army and documented the horrors of World War II. In his work, between swimming pools and luxury villas, fashion became an art of living.
Inspired by the House's travel heritage, the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye collection evokes cities, regions or countries through the eyes of fashion photographers, from emerging talents to industry legends. Each title in the series features an extensive selection of large-format photographs, together with biographical information and an interview with the photographer or a critical essay. After Louis Vuitton City Guides and Travel Books, this third collection presents travel photography with a fashion perspective, as the chosen photographers all infuse their images of great cities, faraway places or dream destinations with their unique vision.