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
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with These Five Luxurious Mooncakes
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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with These Five Luxurious Mooncakes

890 calories of deliciousness.

Louis Vuitton Names Stefano Cantino as Communications & Events Director
Fashion

Louis Vuitton Names Stefano Cantino as Communications & Events Director

Replacing J.W. Anderson-bound Jenny Galimberti.

Louis Vuitton Unveils Its Latest Sneaker Expression, the Run Away Pulse
Footwear

Louis Vuitton Unveils Its Latest Sneaker Expression, the Run Away Pulse

Continuing the luxury chunky sneaker trend.

$500 Million USD Worth of Fake Luxury Goods Seized by Feds
Fashion

$500 Million USD Worth of Fake Luxury Goods Seized by Feds

One of the biggest sting operations involving counterfeit products.

Kanye Wears Virgil Abloh-Designed Louis Vuitton Suit With YEEZY Slides
Fashion

Kanye Wears Virgil Abloh-Designed Louis Vuitton Suit With YEEZY Slides

For 2 Chainz’s wedding.

Louis Vuitton and adidas Collide in "Eclipse" NMD Hu Custom
Footwear

Louis Vuitton and adidas Collide in "Eclipse" NMD Hu Custom

The classic LV monogram design creates a one-of-a-kind sneaker.

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.
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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