Ghesquière, Creative Director of Louis Vuitton’s Women’s Collections, and features a series of bold animal illustrations. With Catogram, Grace Coddington writes a new chapter in the history of Louis Vuitton. The illustrations in the Catogram collection depict the designer’s Persian cats, Pumpkin and Blanket, andNicolasGhesquière’s dog, Léon. The animals are pictured scampering about on a selection of leather goods, accessories, ready-to-wear and shoes. The cats drawn by Grace Coddington leap across the orange monogram print – a reference to the art- ist’s flame-colored hair – or a graphicmonochrome. One facet of the capsule, the Cats on Leather
collection, prints and embosses a colorful menag- erie across leather items in an eccentric exploration of craftsmanship. New classics like Petite Malle and City Steamer, and icons (Speedy and Neverfull), are given a fresh twist. Even Catogram lambswool blankets and nylon umbrellas are transformed into exceptional pieces. Elegance is seen from a fresh perspective: clutch bags take the cartoon formof reclining cats or sweetly smiling dogs; silk pajamas appear as refined daywear. This audacious irreverence is in harmony with Grace Coddington’s iconoclastic style and Nicolas Ghesquière’s fascination with eccentricity – as well as reflecting their mutual love of animals. The col- lection previewed at pop-up stores opened in London, New York and Beijing. It has been availa- ble in Louis Vuitton stores and on the Maison’s website since November 2, 2018. H U B L OT An ambassador named Mbappé F amous for his acceleration, his unpredicta- bility and his acute understanding of the game, Kylian Mbappé is one of the world’s top soccer players, and already has an impressive track record, winning the Ligue 1 championship at 18 and the World Cup at 19. It was for these qualities that Hublot chose to make Kylian Mbappé – himself a watch aficionado – its new ambassador. His entry into the “Hublot Family”, as CEO Ricardo Guadalupe fondly refers • With Catogram, Grace Coddington writes a new chapter in the history of Louis Vuitton.
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