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Louis Vuitton

The jewel in LVMH's portfolio was founded in 1854 as a trunkmaker and has grown into the world's largest luxury brand.

Vital statistics

  • 1854 Established
  • Public Type
  • > 10,000 Number of employees
  • €9.4 billion (2013) Revenue
  • Paris, France HQ
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton Parent Group

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

Louis Vuitton is a French fashion house founded in 1854, on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, by Louis Vuitton. The label’s LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories, sunglasses, and books.

Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses; it sells its products through standalone boutiques, leases departments in high-end department stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website. For six consecutive years (2006-2012), Louis Vuitton was named the world’s most valuable luxury brand.

It is one of the most counterfeited brands in the world due to its image as a status symbol. Ironically, the signature Monogram Canvas was created to prevent counterfeiting.

Entering the 1990s, Yves Carcelle was named President of LV. In 1997, Louis Vuitton made Marc Jacobs its Artistic Director. In March of the following year, he designed and introduced the company’s first Ready-To-Wear line of clothing for men and women. Kim Jones was hired in early 2011 as the lead designer of menswear while working under the artistic directorship of Marc Jacobs.

On November 4, 2013, the company confirmed that Nicolas Ghesquière had been hired to replace Marc Jacobs as artistic director of women’s collection.

Source: Wikipedia

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