Monday, September 1, 2008

A Brief History of Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton
Born: 4 August 1821
Birthplace: Anchay, Jura, France
Died: 27 February 1892
Best Known As: Founder of the luxury monogrammed luggage company

Louis Vuitton, a trunk-maker in Paris since 1854, built his legend around travel by creating luggage, handbags and accessories that were as innovative as they were elegant. By 1888, he had his signature brown and tan checked pattern, and by 1896, the now iconic monogram that peppers its supple leather goods, including some instantly collective women’s bags—the Speedy, the Steamer, the Pochette—appeared. A century and a half later, the legend lives on. It is now enhanced by the brand's international renown for the originality and quality of its creations. This desire to always be in the forefront inspired Louis Vuitton to enter in the new expressive fields of ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry and sunglasses.
Since January 1997, Marc Jacobs has headed up the legendary house, rejuvenating it and putting it solidly at the top of the luxury list. Jacobs, who simultaneously designs his own juggernaut of a signature line, maintains a distinct yet stylish point of view at each.

The history of each line of Louis Vuitton will be posted from today onwards. Join me to the history of Louis Vuitton! You can do this by simply clicking to the link sited on the left side of the page or simply .

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