Louis Vuitton The Birth Of Modern Luxury Updated Edition

Author: Paul-Gerard Pasols
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781419705564
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The first in depth portrait of one of the world's best known luxury brands, this elegant volume traces the remarkable history of the House of Vuitton, which has been making practical but stylish luggage, handbags and accessories for more than 150 years. Written with full access to the company's archives, the book itself demonstrates Louis Vuitton's passion for fine design with a stunning array of archival art, historical images, product designs and sketches, and cutting edge advertising. The book explores the company's tradition of quality and innovation in the context of sweeping changes in society, art, culture, fashion and, above all, travel. Examining the life and times of the company's first three leaders; founder Louis (who invented the modern trunk), his son Georges and his grandson Gaston, the text focuses on the firm's development under their guidance. It also discusses Vuitton's explosive growth toward the end of the 20th century, including the 1987 merger with Moet Hennessy that made it part of LVMH, the world's largest luxury goods company and spurred the expansion of its boutiques to more than 300 locations in 50 countries around the globe.

Pop Culture In Europe

Author: Juliana Tzvetkova
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440844666
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A fascinating survey of popular culture in Europe, from Celtic punk and British TV shows to Spanish fashion and Italian sports. • Makes connections between pop culture in Europe to that of the United States • Provides further readings and a bibliography at the end of the work • Includes sidebars throughout the text with additional anecdotal information • Features appendices with top-ten lists of songs, movies, and books

Deluxe

Author: Dana Thomas
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141981237
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Fashion may be fabulous, but what price true luxury? With incredible access to the glamorous world of the luxury brand, Deluxe goes deep inside the workings of today's world of profit margins and market share to discover the fate of real luxury. From the importance of fashion owners, to red carpet stars and the seasonal 'must-have' handbags, Dana Thomas shows how far illustrious houses have moved from their roots. Thomas witnesses how these 'luxury' handbags are no longer one in a million, discovers why luxury brand clothing doesn't last as long, and finds out just who is making your perfume. From terrifying raids on the Chinese sweat shops to the daunting chic of Paris workshops, from the handcrafting and economics of early-twentieth century designers to the violent truth behind the 'harmless' fakes, Deluxe goes deep into the world of extravagance, and asks: where can true luxury go now?

Luxury

Author: Peter McNeil
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019164028X
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We live in a world obsessed by luxury. Long-distance airlines compete to offer first-class sleeping experiences and hotels recommend exclusive suites where you are never disturbed. Luxury is a rapidly changing global industry that makes the headlines daily in our newspapers and on the internet. More than ever, luxury is a pervasive presence in the cultural and economic life of the West - and increasingly too in the emerging super-economies of Asia and Latin America. Yet luxury is hardly a new phenomenon. Today's obsession with luxury brands and services is just one of the many manifestations that luxury has assumed. In the middle ages and the Renaissance, for example, luxury was linked to notions of magnificence and courtly splendour. In the eighteenth century luxury was at the centre of philosophical debates over its role in shaping people's desires and oiling the wheels of commerce. And it continues to morph today, with the growth of the global super-rich and increasing wealth polarization. From palaces to penthouses, from couture fashion to lavish jewellery, from handbags to red wine, from fast cars to easy money, Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello present the first ever global history of luxury, from the Romans to the twenty-first century: a sparkling and ever-changing story of extravagance, excess, novelty, and indulgence.

The Architecture Of Luxury

Author: Dr Annette Condello
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409433218
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Focusing on various contexts within Western Europe, Latin America and the United States, this book traces the myths and application of luxury within architecture, interiors and designed landscapes. Spanning from antiquity to the modern era, it sets out six historical categories of luxury - and relates these to the built and unbuilt environment, taking different cultural contexts and historical periods into consideration. It studies some of the ethical questions raised by the nature of luxury in architecture and discusses whether architectural luxury is an unqualified benefit or something which should only be present within strict limits.

Handbook Of Research On Effective Marketing In Contemporary Globalism

Author: Christiansen, Bryan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466662212
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The 21st century has brought about many changes in the economic realm due to acceleration of globalization. The competitive landscape in numerous areas must always be reinvented to account for these changes, therefore making different marketing efforts a requirement for long-term success. The Handbook of Research on Effective Marketing in Contemporary Globalism provides readers with an understanding of the importance of marketing products and services across different cultures and languages in an era of high global competition. Intensified globalization, shifting demographics, and rapid innovations in technology and productivity solidify this publication's importance to scholar-practitioners, business executives, and undergraduate/graduate students.

The New French Couture

Author: Elyssa Dimant
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062216007
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A gorgeous, groundbreaking survey of the evolution of the world’s renowned French ateliers, from the vision of their founding designers to those today who both preserve the signature iconographies and bring their own interpretations to bear on modern couture fashion. The world awaits Paris’s flawless fashion presentations year after year, just as the evolutionary arc of French fashion grows richer with each season and each new talent. The New French Couture identifies those fashion leaders whose long-standing ateliers have persevered, and whose current creative pioneers continue to reinvent the signature iconographies upon which each house was founded. Saint Laurent, Dior, Chanel, Lanvin, Givenchy, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Balenciaga have all made undeniable contributions to fashion, both historically and today, through their distinct and potent visions. With more than two hundred images by fashion’s top photographers, this beautifully designed volume provides an exclusive tour through the evolutions of these eight ateliers, revealing each brand via an encapsulated history of definitive looks and fashion moments. Fashion icon and blogger Leandra Medine contributes to an exposition that highlights designers who have carved out new visions for French luxury in the contemporary era, including Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, Céline, Rick Owens, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Azzedine Alaïa, Comme des Garçons, and Yohji Yamamoto, among others. The New French Couture is a comprehensive survey of the revolutionary creative talents who are bringing their genius to bear on the City of Light today via the ateliers that have defined and defended fashion for nearly a century.

The Louis Vuitton Cup Updated Edition

Author: François Chevalier
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781419709913
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Since 1983, the Louis Vuitton Cup has determined who qualifies to compete for the America's Cup competition, the world's most prestigious yachting regatta. The involvement of the world-famous company in the race transformed the match from a friendly competition into an international, modern media event. Louis Vuitton Cup tells the story of the America's Cup, which parallels Louis Vuitton's expansion from a company that specialized in building travel trunks to its presence as an internationally acclaimed luxury brand. The book traces the trajectory of the Cup, recounting stories of the individual races and victories, from the first in Newport, Rhode Island, to the most recent in Valencia, Spain. It includes profiles of the Cup's most prominent winners and pays tribute to the world's most talented yachtsmen and the photographers who, passionate about the sea, helped forge the regatta's inimitable reputation. Revised throughout and with 60 additional pages, the new edition covers all of the events that have occurred since the book's initial publication in 2008, presenting a fully up-to-date look at the exciting world of sailing competitions and the world's most coveted sailing trophy.

Louis Vuitton

Author: Pierre Léonforte
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810982475
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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.

Romeo Sozzi And Promemoria

Author: Pierre Léonforte
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847849093
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A revealing look at the designer behind Promemoria s stunning handmade furniture, and the luxurious interiors that embody his passion, refined taste, and eclecticism. As the third generation of specialized wood craftsmen in cabinetmaking and restoration, Romeo Sozzi made his debut in interior decoration in the 1970s. Since 1988, he and his three sons have run his company, Promemoria, which has become not just a producer of internationally high-profile furnishings but also a laboratory of innovative design. This volume is a discovery of Sozzi s world and work, the epitome of the refined Italian lifestyle. The journey begins with the historical family home on the banks of Lake Como, furnished throughout with a mixture of one-off pieces, antique items, and fascinating collections that include vintage automobiles, cameras, and objets d art. The reader will peruse the spaces where Sozzi works and explore his designs, enter the space where he holds his legendary dinners, and admire his collections. The book also surveys the company s impressive production range, which has gained global recognition."