Saint Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Monaco… the French Riviera is one of the most photogenic destinations that has long been favored by celebrities, socialites, and jet setters. Slim Aarons, the famed American photographer, saw his job as "photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places," making him a natural choice to capture the spirit of the French Riviera for Louis Vuitton’s Fashion Eye series.
Slim Aarons began his career as a war photographer for US Army during World War II before contributing to the era’s most famous picture magazines such as Life, Holiday, Flair, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue. Known for his documentation of society’s elite at play and at parties, Aaron created a distinctive look that strongly influenced many fashion designers from the 1990s on. This new Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye brings together a selection of Aaron’s photographs taken in the French Riviera from the 1950s-1980s.