Trains and steamships transformed transportation in the mid-19th century and opened the world to a new breed of traveler. Louis Vuitton understood the need for more practical luggage, and strove to create products that were adaptable to all situations—and the travel trunk was born.
Authors Pierre Léonforte and Éric Pujalet-Plaà curate 100 of the finest trunks the Louis Vuitton company has produced on commission, including boxes made for movie stars from Douglas Fairbanks to Sharon Stone and couturiers from Jeanne Lanvin to Karl Lagerfeld, as well as cases designed for Ernest Hemingway, Leopold Stokowski, and Damien Hirst. Illustrated with 600 images taken from the Louis Vuitton archives and new photographs made especially for this book, this is the definitive history of personalized objects of both practicality and luxury.
Celebrate the reopening of the Soho CHANEL Boutique on September 10-12.
The artistic downtown spirit was the inspiration of the redesigned space, interpreted by longtime Chanel collaborator Peter Marino.
Iconic black and white with exposed tin ceilings bring the energy of the neigborhood to the large, open and airy space.
The boutiques gallery concept embodies downtown luxury with commissioned art works by Peter Belyi, Alan Rath, Gregor Hildebrandt, and Robert Greene.
Upon entering the store from Spring Street, one is immediately drawn to the acrylic Chanel No. 5 bottle that stands over 10 feet high. LED lights on the bottle show video art and the latest runway shows from Paris.
An exclusive collection of limited edition handbags, shoes and ready-to-wear will be available only at the Soho location.