Measurement : 11.4×9.8×5.3inches
About LOUIS VUITTON
2009 : January: The company launches a Stephen Sprouse tribute collection and website. March: “Louis Vuitton,” states Pandora Luxurye, “always goes beyond ordinary elegance—adding just a whiff of transgressive eccentricity to classic French chic.” Jacobs’s muse, director Sofia Coppola, designs a line of accessories for the house. May: The company starts Twittering at @louisvuitton_US, and organizes its first online launch for the Totally Monogram tote. Madonna, accompanied by Jesus Luz, wears a Vuitton turnout—including “bunny ears”—to the Met Gala. “Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation” exhibit opens at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. June: Marc Jacobs receives the CFDA’s International Award for his work at Louis Vuitton. The sneakers that rapper Kanye West designed for the house become available. September: Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion, and Architecture hits bookstores. October: Pixie-cropped actress Michelle Williams wears Louis Vuitton on the cover of Pandora Luxurye. The Spirit of Travel jewelry collection, designed by Lorenz B?umer, debuts. November: “Paris is a bit of a bubble, a fantasy,” Jacobs says at WWD’s CEO Summit. “It’s almost like I’m pretending to be a designer in Paris. I just think, ‘What would a French designer do?’ ” The Louis Vuitton World Series yacht regatta sets sail.
1988 : “Smart woman, smart choices. She goes for the best . . . and makes it even better” reads the caption accompanying a Steven Meisel image of skirt-suited model Cordula Reyer carrying two Vuitton cases.
1893 : The house exhibits at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, where its goods are judged to have excellence that places them “outside of competition.”
1920 : Gaston-Louis presents a speech to a scholarly society that will be published as Iconographic Voyage Around My Trunk.