This fascinating coffee-table book by Rizzoli shows the role two men played in turning a small workshop in nineteenth-century Paris into one of the most successful and recognized brands in the world.
Louis Vuitton, the luxury house known for both craftsmanship and must-have high design, was founded in 1854 by its eponymous founder. The first half of this publication traces the innovations of Vuitton, who transformed the little-known guild profession of emballeur (packer) into the leading maker of luxury suitcases in Paris, with a clientele that during his lifetime included both the French nobility and the elite of a prosperous empire. The highlights of these chapters are the best and never-before-seen examples of Vuitton's craftsmanship, along with the fashion that went with it. The second half of the book explores Marc Jacobs' role as creative director of Louis Vuitton (since 1997), who brought the Louis Vuitton house into a new era with a series of collaborations with artists and designers, such as Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince and Stephen Sprouse, as well as designing a line of highly successful and sought-after clothing for the company.
Examining two divergent but often similar careers a hundred years apart, Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs is not only a layered study of the evolution of a luxury brand over the past 150 years, but also a celebration of technical and design innovations in the new century.
Title: Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs
Authors: Pamela Golbin
Size: 250 x 296 x 34 mm
Size: 308 pages
Weight: 2094 grams