Louis Vuitton’s new stars

Sofia and Francis Ford Coppola are the new stars at Louis Vuitton

Directors Francis Ford Coppola and daughter Sofia Coppola are the latest stars of Louis Vuitton’s Core Values advertising campaign.

The pair follow an illustrious list of figures, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Catherine Deneuve and Keith Richards, who have all been photographed for the fashion house.

Celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz shot the pair in Argentina, where Coppola Snr is filming his latest film.

The collaboration is hardly a surprising match, as Sofia has long been a muse to Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs, and has starred in advertisements for the designer’s eponymous clothing line and perfume.

Speaking to The Times last week, she revealed that this was a factor in her decision to pose for the ads. ‘I’ve known Marc Jacobs since I was 18,’ the Lost in Translation director explained. ‘We had mutual friends and started hanging out together. I remember asking my mom to take me to see Perry Ellis when he was designing there. I still have a box of clothes from that grunge collection somewhere.’

On the shoot, she added, ‘It’s great to work with Annie…. My dad and I were both like, yeah, whatever you want, this is your shoot.’

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