Louis Vuitton

Two decades of fashion history in the making, told through a sumptuous array of images straight from the catwalk

Author: Louise Rytter

Publisher: Catwalk

ISBN: 9780300233360

Category: Design

Page: 632

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Two decades of fashion history in the making, told through a sumptuous array of images straight from the catwalk Founded as a luxury leather goods house in 1854, Louis Vuitton was for many decades one of the world's leading trunk and accessories makers. It was through the launch of its first fashion collections, however, that the house reached unprecedented fame, becoming one of the most influential and valuable luxury brands in the world. This definitive publication is the first to provide an overview of Louis Vuitton's influential designs. It opens with a concise history of the house, followed by brief profiles of designers Marc Jacobs and Nicolas Ghesqui�re, before exploring the collections themselves. Organized chronologically, each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. The volume showcases hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks, and set designs--and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway. An essential book for anyone interested in fashion, Louis Vuitton offers a complete and unrivaled picture of the collections of the world's top fashion house through original catwalk photography.


Pitti Bimbo collections by staging their fashion show again. They'll also receive a five-piece luggage set by Louis Vuitton to transport their Catwalk collection abroad in grand style!" Ms. Lynx suppresses a squeal herself. “Okay.

Author: Deborah Gregory

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 037589747X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 928

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IN Catwalk, DEBORAH GREGORY creates a new YA series that takes her famously upbeat urban voice and combines it with the appeal of Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model. Catwalk follows Pashmina, Felinez, Angora, and Aphro, four best friends at Manhattan’s Fashion International High School who are about to enter the contest of their lives. Each year, students split up into Fashion Houses and compete to design, produce, and show fully original fashion lines. The winner gets a scholarship, a professional show, and a real shot at a career in fashion. Bouncy, smart, and nearly irresistible, Catwalk is a fierce introduction to a fashion world where fabulosity trumps waist size, and there truly is room for everyone.

On the Offensive

... Hoyer was canceled from a Louis Vuitton catwalk show in Japan for being “too fat” and was told that she was “too big and bloated,” because she refused to starve herself before the show.58 She weighed only 97 pounds (44 kilograms).

Author: Karen Stollznow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110849627X

Category: Discrimination in language


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Why do certain words have the power to offend? This book sheds light on prejudice in language, past and present.

The Power of Glamour

... however, when the supermodel Kate Moss, absent from the runway for seven years, strutted down the Louis Vuitton catwalk on the UK's National No Smoking Day: “The moment Kate Moss sashayed across the room in hotpants and high heels, ...

Author: Virginia Postrel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476718873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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In provocative detail with more than one hundred illustrations, critically acclaimed author Virginia Postrel separates glamour from glitz, revealing what qualities make a person, an object, a setting, or an experience glamorous. What is it that creates that pleasurable pang of desire—the feeling of “if only”? If only I could wear those clothes, belong to that group, drive that car, live in that house, be (or be with) that person? Postrel identifies the three essential elements in all forms of glamour and explains how they work to create a distinctive sensation of projection and yearning. The Power of Glamour is the very first book to explain what glamour really is—not just style or a personal quality but a phenomenon that reveals our inner lives and shapes our decisions, large and small. By embodying the promise of a different and better self in different and better circumstances, glamour stokes ambition and nurtures hope, even as it fosters sometimes-dangerous illusions. From vacation brochures to military recruiting ads, from the Chrysler Building to the iPad, from political utopias to action heroines, Postrel argues that glamour is a seductive cultural force. Its magic stretches beyond the stereotypical spheres of fashion or film, influencing our decisions about what to buy, where to live, which careers to pursue, where to invest, and how to vote. The result is myth shattering: a revelatory theory that explains how glamour became a powerful form of nonverbal persuasion, one that taps into our most secret dreams and deepest yearnings to influence our everyday choices.

Fifty Women s Fashion Icons that Changed the World

She also famously wore mismatched eqrrings, years before Nicolds Ghesquière put similar designs on the Louis Vuitton catwalk. With one by Yves Tonguy and the other by Alexander Calder, she quipped that the affectation was 'in order to ...

Author: Lauren Cochrane

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1840917474

Category: Design

Page: 112

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Fashion is a powerful thing. It can be used for self-expression, to make a political statement, or simply to attract attention. Through this stunning collection, discover how these 50 trendsetters - from Twiggy to Wallis Simpson, Tilda Swinton to Michelle Obama - have used fashion to assert their position in the world and become iconic. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, in conjunction with Lauren Cochrane, Assistant Fashion Editor at the Guardian, Fifty Women's Fashion Icons is the perfect gift for design lovers and fashion followers of all ages.

Louis Vuitton The Birth of Modern Luxury Updated Edition

The first in depth portrait of one of the world's best known luxury brands, this elegant volume traces the remarkable history of the House of Vuitton, which has been making practical but stylish luggage, handbags and accessories for more ...

Author: Paul-Gerard Pasols

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419705564

Category: Design

Page: 560

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The first in depth portrait of one of the world's best known luxury brands, this elegant volume traces the remarkable history of the House of Vuitton, which has been making practical but stylish luggage, handbags and accessories for more than 150 years. Written with full access to the company's archives, the book itself demonstrates Louis Vuitton's passion for fine design with a stunning array of archival art, historical images, product designs and sketches, and cutting edge advertising. The book explores the company's tradition of quality and innovation in the context of sweeping changes in society, art, culture, fashion and, above all, travel. Examining the life and times of the company's first three leaders; founder Louis (who invented the modern trunk), his son Georges and his grandson Gaston, the text focuses on the firm's development under their guidance. It also discusses Vuitton's explosive growth toward the end of the 20th century, including the 1987 merger with Moet Hennessy that made it part of LVMH, the world's largest luxury goods company and spurred the expansion of its boutiques to more than 300 locations in 50 countries around the globe.

Fashion Communication in the Digital Age

Traditionally, fashion show seating arrangements give higher value to front-row seating. The design of the catwalk is a ... The Louis Vuitton Menswear show featured a catwalk stretching 200 m in length. The length allowed for only two ...

Author: Nadzeya Kalbaska

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 303015436X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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This book represents a major milestone in the endeavour to understand how communication is impacting on the fashion industry and on societal fashion-related practices and values in the digital age. It presents the proceedings of FACTUM 19, the first in a series of fashion communication conferences that highlights important theoretical and empirical work in the field. Beyond documenting the latest scientific insights, the book is intended to foster the sharing of methodological approaches, expand the dialogue between communications’ studies and fashion-related disciplines, help establish an international and interdisciplinary network of scholars, and offer encouragement and fresh ideas to junior researchers. It is of high value to academics and students in the fields of fashion communication, fashion marketing, visual studies in fashion, digital transformation of the fashion industry, and the cultural heritage dimension of fashion. In addition, it is a key resource for professionals seeking sound research on fashion communication and marketing.

Fashion Promotion in Practice

ON AND OFF THE CATWALK 5.11 Kate Moss smokes on the Catwalk at Louis Vuitton's AW2011 show, causing controversy. THE. MODELS. The role of the model has seen just as many changes as any other element of the catwalk show.

Author: Jon Cope

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472568931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Fashion lives and dies by stories. Aiming to 'tell the stories of fashion', Fashion Promotion in Practice both instructs and inspires through an entertaining look at contemporary promotional practice within the fashion industry, showing you how you can apply this to your own future brands and campaigns. Offering crucial insights into the how and why of promotional practice, Fashion Promotion in Practice explores the key issues and main areas of fashion promotion, including fashion film, the democratization of the catwalk, strategic brand collaborations, fashion magazines, celebrity endorsement, curating the fashion space, advertising, public relations, and campaign planning and evaluation. Each chapter also explores the key technologies, events and activities, which have shaped each practice. Beautifully illustrated, this go-to guide for fashion promotion contains exercises, case studies and interviews with major industry professionals, including Oliviero Toscani, Adam Drawas, Rebecca Grant, Kathryn Ferguson, Georgia Hardinge and Josie Roscopp, Diane Pernet, Andrea Leonardi and Katie Baron, making it a must-read for all those involved in the fashion industry.