There are few logos in the world more synonymous with luxury than the LV of Louis Vuitton.
Edited by Olivier Saillard | Rizzoli; $95
Now — recognizing over 150 years of exquisite accessories and exceptional elegance, the internationally recognized fashion house is offering a two-part celebration of its legacy. This began with a yearlong exhibit at the Grand Palais — a commemorative nod to (Louis’ son) George Vuitton’s role as a curator at Paris’ historic Exposition Universelle in 1900. The celebration continues with the publication of Volez, Voguez, Voyagez — Louis Vuitton, edited by Olivier Saillard (who also curated the Grand Palais exhibition). The book boasts a rich collection of archival photography following Vuitton’s rise from a simple purveyor of leather goods to a brand that has come to signify refinement and adventure worldwide. As their offerings progressed from luxe luggage to designer dresses to even accessories for the pampered pooch, note the persistence and evolution of the company’s signature LV coat of arms. As this volume attests again, the secret to Louis Vuitton’s success is more than an iconic logo; it’s a reputation for good design that’s withstood the test of time.
Last modified: October 16, 2017