Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854 as a luxury leather goods house and for decades was one of the world's leading manufacturers of suitcases and accessories. However, it was not until the launch of its first fashion collections in 1998 that the house achieved unprecedented global acclaim and pioneered high-profile collaborations with artists such as Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse.
This definitive publication opens with a brief history of the house, followed by brief biographical profiles of Marc Jacobs, the first creative director 1998-2014, and Nicolas Ghesquiere, who leads the brand today, before covering the collections themselves, arranged chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a short text revealing its influences and highlights, and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. Hundreds of spectacular garments, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs are featured - and, of course, the top models who wore them on the catwalk, from Naomi Campbell and Gisele to Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. The coffee table book concludes with an extensive reference section, including a comprehensive index.
Title: Louis Vuitton Catwalk: The Complete Collections
Author: Jo Ellison
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Size: 193 x 282 x 54 mm
Size: 632 pages
Weight: 2447 grams