Chain It Bag PM
With its stunning Spring/Summer line-up, it’s hard to pick a highlight from Louis Vuitton’s exquisite catalogue. The Chain It Bag PM is definitely one for the wish list. The handsome calfskin bag features Louis Vuitton’s signature monogram canvas, a thin graceful leather strap and the centrepiece – a unique and dazzling chrome chain adornment.
Louis Vuitton’s Blossom High Jewellery collection explores the theme of the metamorphosis of the iconic four-petalled Monogram Flower. A spectacular combination of mandarin garnet, black opal and Tanzanian tsavorite, the Monogram Flower is a delicate yet gorgeous adornment. The Blossom necklace makes a stunning addition to complement elegant dresses for posh celebrations.
Louis Vuitton came a long way from his humble beginnings. The son of a farmer, Vuitton lost his mother in his youth. Aged 13, young Vuitton struck out to Paris in search of his fortune, and what a journey it would turn out to be! Vuitton’s 292 mile on-foot trek to Paris took two years, with stops along the way to take on odd jobs for food and lodgings.
Vuitton reached Paris in 1837, aged 16. Taking on an apprenticeship in a renowned box-maker and packer workshop, Vuitton learnt quickly and earned himself a reputation as a masterful craftsman. Eventually setting up his own shop in Paris, Vuitton introduced his revolutionary stackable rectangular trunks – unheard of at the time. His high quality workmanship and ingenious products earned him countless plaudits.
Eventually Vuitton was bestowed the honour of being hired as personal box maker and packer to the Empress of France and other royals.