Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs exhibition catalogue

Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs

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'Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs: In Association with the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris is lavishly illustrated with every conceivable type of art that can accompany a book of this nature. It is a book to peruse visually, read carefully, and admire from afar.' - New York Journal of Books

Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs exhibition

This companion book to an exhibition at Musée des Arts Decoratifs presents the roles that Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs have played in turning a small workshop in nineteenth-century Paris into one of the most successful and recognised brands in the world.

Known for both craftsmanship and must-have high design, Louis Vuitton the luxury house was started by its eponymous founder in 1854. The first half of this publication traces the genesis of the brand and the innovations by Vuitton, who turned the little-known guild profession of emballeur (packer) into the foremost luxury trunk maker in Paris. This historical text is lushly illustrated with either photos or sketches or reproductions from the birth of the Louis Vuitton brand and how it came to be known today.

The second half of the book examines the role of Marc Jacobs as Louis Vuitton's creative director (since 1997), who took 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 desired clothing for the company. By examining two divergent but often similar careers one hundred years apart, Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs is a fascinating study of the evolution of a luxury brand. 

  • Author: Pamela Golbin, chief curator of twentieth-century and contemporary fashion and textiles at Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
  • Hardcover: 308 pages
  • Date published:  March 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0847837571
  • Product Dimensions: 29.7 x 26.6 cm

'Presenting an array of antique pictures mixed with essays from its top tastemakers, the book is a testament to how prominent the brand remains to be within the fashion industry." - Fashionotes.com

'chock full of glossy pics, editorial throwbacks, and a little bit of history about both the men that shaped fashion beyond comprehension." - Refinery29.com

'Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs: In Association with the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris is lavishly illustrated with every conceivable type of art that can accompany a book of this nature. It is a book to peruse visually, read carefully, and admire from afar.' - New York Journal of Books

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