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Louis Vuitton
100 Legendary Trunks
Louis Vuitton
Authors: by Pierre Leonforte and Eric Pujalet-Plaa, with a preface by Patrick-Louis Vuitton
Imprint: Abrams Books
ISBN: 0-8109-8247-1
EAN: 9780810982475
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 12/1/2010
Trim Size: 9 1/2 x 12 1/4
Page Count: 496
Cover: Hardcover with slipcase
Illustrations: 800 illustrations

About the book
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.


About the author
Patrick-Louis Vuitton directs custom workshop production and handles public relations for the company founded by his great-grandfather.


Pierre Léonforte has been contributing to Maison Louis Vuitton for many years and is currently the editor in chief of the City Guide Vuitton series.


Éric Pujalet-Plaà is assistant curator of fashion and textiles at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

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