Louis Vuitton

Fashion Designer

Louis Vuitton is a French luxury fashion house. Founded in 1854 as a luxury luggage purveyor, Louis Vuitton launched its famous monogram canvas material in 1896 in an effort to distance itself from its imitators. By 1913, Louis Vuitton had established itself on Paris' Champs Élysées where its flagship still stands today. Merging with champagne and cognac manufacturer Moët-Hennessy in 1987, LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton is today the world's biggest luxury group.

In 1997, Louis Vuitton appointed American fashion designer Marc Jacobs as its artistic director. In establishing its ready-to-wear and overseeing its hugely successful range of accessories, Jacobs initiated a number of collaborations with artists including Richard Prince, Takeshi Murakami, Julie Verhoeven and Stephen Sprouse.

In 2011, Louis Vuitton hired Kim Jones as its men's ready-to-wear Studio and Style Director. He became the lead designer of menswear while working under the company-wide artistic directorship of Marc Jacobs.

In November 2013, the company confirmed that Nicolas Ghesquière had been hired to replace Marc Jacobs as artistic director of women's collections. Ghesquière's first line for the company was shown in Paris in March 2014.

In March 2018, Virgil Abloh was named artistic director of men's wear, replacing Kim Jones who had departed for Dior. Abloh is the label's first African-American artistic director.

Louis Vuitton is a French luxury fashion house. Founded in 1854 as a luxury luggage purveyor, Louis Vuitton launched its famous monogram canvas material in 1896 in an effort to distance itself from its imitators. By 1913, Louis Vuitton had established itself on Paris' Champs Élysées where its flagship still stands today. Merging with champagne and cognac manufacturer Moët-Hennessy in 1987, LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton is today the world's biggest luxury group.

In 1997, Louis Vuitton appointed American fashion designer Marc Jacobs as its artistic director. In establishing its ready-to-wear and overseeing its hugely successful range of accessories, Jacobs initiated a number of collaborations with artists including Richard Prince, Takeshi Murakami, Julie Verhoeven and Stephen Sprouse.

In 2011, Louis Vuitton hired Kim Jones as its men's ready-to-wear Studio and Style Director. He became the lead designer of menswear while working under the company-wide artistic directorship of Marc Jacobs.

In November 2013, the company confirmed that Nicolas Ghesquière had been hired to replace Marc Jacobs as artistic director of women's collections. Ghesquière's first line for the company was shown in Paris in March 2014.

In March 2018, Virgil Abloh was named artistic director of men's wear, replacing Kim Jones who had departed for Dior. Abloh is the label's first African-American artistic director.

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