Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton (shortened to LV) is one of the world’s leading international French luxury fashion houses that was founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton as Louis Vuitton Malletier. The LV monogram is an iconic staple on most of their products, which ranges from luxury trunks, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories and sunglasses.

Founded 1854
Industries Fashion
Headquarter Paris, France
Fondation Louis Vuitton Spotlights Jean-Michel Basquiat & Egon Schiele for New Exhibit
Arts

Fondation Louis Vuitton Spotlights Jean-Michel Basquiat & Egon Schiele for New Exhibit

The pair “became major figures in the art of their century.”

Designer Taku Omura Transforms Company Logos into Functional Household Items
Design

Designer Taku Omura Transforms Company Logos into Functional Household Items

From Twitter and PlayStation to adidas and Adobe.

LVMH's Shares Rise to Near Record Highs After Strong Half-Year Results
Fashion

LVMH's Shares Rise to Near Record Highs After Strong Half-Year Results

Thanks to the strength of Louis Vuitton.

Fondation Louis Vuitton Will Spotlight 120 Jean-Michel Basquiat Works
Arts

Fondation Louis Vuitton Will Spotlight 120 Jean-Michel Basquiat Works

As part of an upcoming retrospective in Paris.

Louis Vuitton Creates Exclusive Archlight Colorway For 24 Sèvres & Le Bon Marché
Footwear

Louis Vuitton Creates Exclusive Archlight Colorway For 24 Sèvres & Le Bon Marché

The latest exclusive from the storied malletier.

Louis Vuitton to Auction Special-Edition World Cup Case Trunk for Charity
Sports

Louis Vuitton to Auction Special-Edition World Cup Case Trunk for Charity

Just 25 trunks in the world.

These Customized Vintage Louis Vuitton Bags Can Be Yours for $10k USD
Fashion

These Customized Vintage Louis Vuitton Bags Can Be Yours for $10k USD

Embroidered flag and David Bowie motifs by designer JAY AHR.

Lucien Clarke Noseslides in Custom LV Monogram Vest by Virgil Abloh
Fashion

Lucien Clarke Noseslides in Custom LV Monogram Vest by Virgil Abloh

Made out of the fashion house’s signature bags.

Louis Vuitton Teases Clunky Skate-Inspired Sneakers
Footwear

Louis Vuitton Teases Clunky Skate-Inspired Sneakers

More Osiris influences?

Louis Vuitton Drops First Book Highlighting 20 Years of Fashion Collections
Fashion

Louis Vuitton Drops First Book Highlighting 20 Years of Fashion Collections

From 1998 until present.
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2013

November - The company confirms that Nicolas Ghesquière has been hired to replace Marc Jacobs as Artistic Director of Women's Collections
September - The company hires Darren Spaziani to lead its accessory collection

2011

Louis Vuitton hires Kim Jones as its "Men Ready-to-Wear Studio and Style Director”

2008

Pharrell Williams co-designs a series of jewelry ("Blason") and glasses for Louis Vuitton

2005

Louis Vuitton reopens its Champs-Élysées store in Paris, designed by American architect Eric Carlson

2003

Takashi Murakami, in collaboration with Marc Jacobs, masterminds the new Monogram Multicolore canvas range of handbags and accessories

2001

Marc Jacobs creates the charm bracelet, the first ever piece of jewellery from Louis Vuitton

1997

Louis Vuitton appoints Marc Jacobs as its Artistic Director

1987

Creation of LVMH (merger between Louis Vuitton, Moët et Chandon and Hennessy)

1936

Georges Vuitton dies and his son, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, assumes control of the company

1913

The Louis Vuitton Building opens on the Champs-Elysées, the largest travel-goods store in the world at the time

1901

The Louis Vuitton Company introduces the Steamer Bag

1896

The company launches and patents the Monogram Canvas

1893

Georges Vuitton exhibits company products at the Chicago World’s Fair

1892

Louis Vuitton passes away; son Georges Vuitton assumes control of the brand

1888

Louis Vuitton creates the Damier Canvas pattern

1885

Opens its first store in London on Oxford Street

1867

Participates in the Universal Exhibition in Paris

1854

Founded by Louis Vuitton in Paris, France