Their monogram is probably one of the easiest to recognize of all fashion brands and has been seen on many from Hollywood to Nollywood
If you are a socialite or celebrity, you probably have a few of their pieces. If you are a fashion blogger, you’ve most likely written a thing or two about them.
If you are a world traveller, you’ve probably walked by their store. We're talking about the mega fashion brand, Louis Vuitton.
Their monogram is probably one of the easiest to recognize of all fashion brands and has been seen on many from Hollywood to Nollywood. However, there's so much more to the high-fashion brand.
Check out the history, as well as, some fun facts about the brand:
1.) Louis Vuitton Malletier began his business as a trunk maker at 16.
2.) Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854.
3.) Louis's son George Vuitton made a new kind of lock called the tumbler lock.
4.) The father and son challenged Houdini to publicly escape the lock they just created but he didn’t agree.
5.) The brand's made its signature monogram in 1896 to combat counterfeits.
6.) The largest luggage store in the world was opened in 1914 by the brand on Champs-Élysées in Paris.
7.) The brand’s items are still hand made in France
8.) Artist Salvador Dalí was inspired to create the ‘Dalígram’ because of the brand’s monogram.
9.) The brand has collaborated with artists like Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse.
10.) Sex and the City gave great publicity to the designer and its knockoffs.
11.) Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Madonna, and David Bowie have posed for the brand, but the weirdest campaign frontrunner may be Mikhail Gorbachev, the final president of the USSR.
12.) The label is a member of LVMH, a group, which includes 70 retail houses including Christian Dior,Donna Karan, and Givenchy.
13.) The M and H in LVMH represent Moët and Hennessy, two huge brands of alcohol.
14.) According to Forbes, Louis Vuitton is known to be the world's 14th most valuable brand.
15.) As of 2013, Kanye West had mentioned the brand had been mentioned 19 times in his songs
16.) Marc Jacobs served as the brand's artistic director for 16 years, from 1997 to 2013.
17.) The artistic director for Louis Vuitton is currently Nicolas Ghesquière, who took the position in 2013.