The New Louis Vuitton Book Is a Lot More Than Pretty Pictures

Fashion fans and history buffs alike will go weak in the knees over Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs (Rizzoli, April 2012, $75)—and not just because of its massiveness. Created to accompany the exhibition of the same name at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris (March 9 – September 16, 2012), the monograph examines the lives and times and triumphs of the two very different men who lived over a century apart. It does this by amassing all the pretty pictures you could possibly want to ogle, as well as through essays by fashion historians and editors contextualizing the milieu that gave rise to the luxury powerhouse. Here’s a peek…


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