• 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.

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    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 honour and testament of Louis Vuitton's heritage of quality craftsmanship.

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    Tags: Savoir-Faire, Exhibition, Trunk

  • LES PARFUMS LOUIS VUITTON AT GALERIES LAFAYETTE

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    From October 3th to February 28th, Louis Vuitton will opens a pop-up store at the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann dedicated to Les Parfums Louis Vuitton.  

    The House has been invited back again this year by the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann to present its Les Parfums Louis Vuitton collection in a special pop-up store.

    You will have a chance to discover the entire women’s fragrance collection, including Attrape-Rêves, the latest creation from Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. This festive fragrance celebrates the sense of wonder.

    The store will also offer the House’s collection of men’s fragrances - five scents that pay homage to adventurers seeking self-revelation.

    Finally, the Ombre Nomade fragrance will plunge you into the depths of the darkest and most precious woods.

    The pop-up invites you to explore different senses and travel to new horizons. You can customise your perfume bottle or travel case with engraved initials in a gilded or tone-on-tone finish, leaving a personal and indelible imprint.

    Louis Vuitton Paris Galeries Lafayette
    First floor, corbel arch E4
    40, boulevard Haussmann
    75 009 Paris

    Locate the store here.

    Discover the women's collection
    Explore men's fragrances universe
    Have a look at Ombre Nomade

    Tags: Louis Vuitton Fragrances, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Small Leather Goods, Personalization, Perfume Bottle Engraving, Hotstamping

  • LOUIS VUITTON HAS BEEN AWARDED THE BUTTERFLY MARK

    • LOUIS VUITTON HAS BEEN AWARDED THE BUTTERFLY MARK - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    Powered by Positive Luxury, Louis Vuitton was awarded the Butterfly Mark for excellence across areas of innovation, social and environmental practices, governance, and philanthropy.

    Since 1854 when Louis Vuitton was founded, the name has become synonymous with savoir-faire and visionary design. It has travelled through time; the brand has continually embraced the notions of innovation, collaboration and daring, challenging the boundaries between craftsmanship, art and design.

    “Great design, sustainability and a great business do go hand in hand,” says our CEO Michael Burke, describing how sustainability is integral to our business.

    In 2018, Louis Vuitton was awarded the Butterfly Mark, powered by Positive Luxury, for excellence across areas of innovation, social and environmental practices, governance, and philanthropy. 

    Founded in 2011, Positive Luxury celebrates brands that act with a deep respect for our world and generations to come. They provide transparency through the interactive Butterfly Mark, showcasing luxury brands who are proactively taking the lead on sustainability, enabling people to buy better.

    To explore Louis Vuitton’s sustainability achievements, visit its exclusive page on Positive Luxury

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  • REOPENING OF LA GALERIE ASNIÈRES

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    Every weekend from October 20th to November 25th, la Galerie will reopens its doors to the public.

    The Asnières atelier is a pivotal location. Barely five years after founding Louis Vuitton, Louis himself began to outgrow his Parisian headquarters. In 1859, he relocated the new workshop to Asnières, a village a few kilometres northwest of Paris. 

    This new atelier was built in the ethereal Eiffel style, combining glass and steel. The exceptional savoir-faire of the Asnières artisans is such that, even today, key pieces are created here: rigid trunks, designs in rare or exotic leathers, special orders. 

    Visit Asnières to discover the intimate aspects of Louis Vuitton’s history, its ties with the ateliers, and admire in detail the presence of the Louis Vuitton universe in every creation.

    Book your visit at la Galerie Asnières here.

    Tags: Asnières, Galerie