Following his acclaimed Spring/Summer 2009 ready-to-wear show for Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs knew exactly who he wanted to embody the spirit of the season.
He chose Madonna.
The pop star will be the face of Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer fashion campaign.
She was photographed by her long-time creative collaborator Steven Meisel (this was also his first shoot for an LV campaign).
Apparently, the set is reminiscent of a Paris café in the Forties, with its zinc bar, bentwood chairs and air thick with smoke.
In the campaign, you’ll see Madonna transform into Marc Jacobs’ vision of the quintessential Parisienne, striking provocative poses in the season’s sexy short skirts, ethnic-inspired sandals and animal-print bangles.
Pics coming soon!
I love it when fakesters pay!
Louis Vuitton Malletier (the people who make LV stuff) just won $3,000,000 in statutory damages and over $500,000 in attorney’s fees and expenses.
The company sued LY (not LV) USA, Inc., Marco Leather Goods Ltd., Coco USA Ltd. and the principals Chong Lam and Joyce Chan (the “Defendants”) for trademark counterfeiting.
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York spared the defendants no mercy.
The lawkeepers said their failure to produce documents on sales and profits and their “many attempts to register marks closely derived from those of luxury brands…”…invites “an inference of a massive counterfeiting enterprise.”
Yaaaay for LV!
Louis Vuitton Malletier (proper name for the luxury brand we know and love) has won the largest ever judgment in a trademark and counterfeiting case in Canada,
The lawsuit was against against 46353 B.C. Ltd, doing business as Wynnie Lee Fashion, Wynnie Lee, Francisca Hung-Yee Ngan, Lisa Le Dung Tran, 560148 B.C. Ltd, and Jacqueline Lee located in Richmond, British Columbia.
The judge stated, “I agree with plaintiffs’counsel’s submission that an award of statutory damages at the highest end of the scale—that in the amount of $20,000 per each of the Copyrighted Works infringements, is appropriate.”
Way to go, LV!
Forbes has done a neat feature called “Eight Handbags that Stand the Test of Time.”
We ♥ it!
Check them out (at least four of them!).
Chanel 2.5 Quilted Bag
Starting price: $3,495
Louis Vuitton Speedy Cube Bag
Starting price: $2,000
Retail price: $3,790
Mulberry Roxanne Bag
Retail price: $695
View all eight handbags.
High net-worth female consumers rated Christian Louboutin the most prestigious women’s luxury shoe brand in the 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI) survey.
Louboutin lovers said, “They have shoes that catch the eye and the red soles are something everyone recognizes,” and “they have great styles that make you feel feminine and sexy.”
Where was the Manolo Blahnik label on the list?
It place second, ahead of Hermes which ranked third.
Following are the 29 luxury women’s shoe brands that were rated (alphabetical order):
1. Bottega Veneta
5. Christian Louboutin
6. Cole Haan
8. Dolce & Gabbana
11. Giorgio Armani
14. Hugo Boss
15. Jimmy Choo
16. Louis Vuitton
17. Manolo Blahnik
18. Marc Jacobs
19. Michael Kors
20. Miu Miu
22. Ralph Lauren
23. Stella McCartney
24. Stuart Weitzman
26. Tory Burch
29. Yves Saint Laurent
High net-worth female consumers rated Bottega Veneta the most prestigious women’s luxury fashion brand.
This information comes from the 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI) survey from the independent New York City-based Luxury Institute.
Some respondents defined the brand as “very upscale and sleek looking,” “timeless,” and “very well made.”
Hermes and Valentino ranked second and third, respectively.
Following are the 26 luxury women’s fashion brands that were rated (alphabetical order):
2. Bottega Veneta
4. Calvin Klein
5. Carolina Herrera
7. Christian Dior
8. Dolce & Gabbana
9. Donna Karan
15. Louis Vuitton
16. Marc Jacobs
17. Michael Kors
18. Oscar de la Renta
19. Polo Ralph Lauren
21. St. John Collection
22. Tory Burch
24. Vera Wang
26. Yves Saint Laurent