With Paris Fashion Week in full swing, you could argue there really is no better time to open a swanky new Louis Vuitton store in Paris, on the Place Vendôme no less.
The Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme, newly designed and re-instated by architect Peter Marino, is all the more symbolic that it marks the House’s grand return to where its story began over 160 years ago, when a young Louis Vuitton opened his first store.
Mr. Marino exclusively told us, ‘As a philosophy, I thought I would juxtapose a modern aesthetic to everything WITHIN the walls and restore as beautifully and faithfully as possible the exterior. The balance between what is modern and what is old, is for me, what Paris is all about. The staircase is a particularly good example of this – an 18th century design in stone contrasted by high tech glass balustrades suspended by stainless steel cables.’
As of the 4th October, you’ll be able to shop couture, ready-to-wear, jewellery, watches, leather goods, shoes, fragrances and accessories, all in one place.
Celebrity fans were out in force to celebrate the opening of the store, with Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Connelly, Catherine Deneuve and Alicia Vikander dressing up for the occasion.
We’ll see you at the doors.