Louis Vuitton will be showing its Fall 2014 Collection on Wednesday in Paris. This will be the first collection with Nicolas Ghesquière at the helm, following the exit of Marc Jacobs last fall. Little has been heard from Ghesquière since his appointment and it is safe to say the fashion world will be watching on Wednesday. And while I am curious as what this new era brings, it is also a great time to look back at the brand’s 160-year history and where it is today.
CNN International produced a short video in conjunction with Fashion week, which takes a look back at how the iconic Louis Vuitton fashion house began (hint: The Speedy bag wasn’t the first star and the items produced were headed for more exotic locations than Paris’ Avenue des Champs-Élysées). In addition to the history, the video also shares a sneak peek at the process of creating one of their signature items.
Take a look (don’t worry – it isn’t long!):
Style.com will be live streaming the runway show on Wednesday, March 5th. Will you be watching? Are you a fan of Louis Vuitton? What are you expecting from the Nicolas Ghesquière era?